Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Connecticut

401k question

My sister's husband passed away a little over a year ago. � After more than 10 years of marriage, he overlooked naming her the beneficiary of his 401K plan which he had prior to his marriage. �He has no kids. �He has living Parents, brother and sisters. � Who is entitled to it if no one was named as the beneficiary. � They reside in the state of Connecticut. �

Asked on 3/04/12, 6:19 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

John Heffernan Heffernan Legal Group, LLP

Most 401K plans specify that if there is no named beneficiary, then it goes to his estate. If he hed a will, it will be added to the residuum of the estate; if he had no will, it will go to the surviving spouse.

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Answered on 3/05/12, 6:09 am

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