Q: Are step kids entitled to part of my 401k?
My wife recently passed away. We did not have any children but she had two children from a previous marriage. I never adopted them or anything like that and they are both in their 30's now. During the marriage I had and still have a 401k that I contribute money to. My wife is obviously no longer the beneficiary but with Louisiana being a community property state and much of it was built up during the marriage, are the two step kids entitled to any portion of that 401k that I put money into during the marriage?
A: With the concerns identified in your post, I would recommend that you contact an attorney knowledgeable in community property law and in probate/successions law to discuss your concerns and any other which you might think of before your meeting and how to proceed going forward.
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