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Question for the Money Doctors

Question submitted on Jan 2, 2013.

Question

My boyfriend passed away and im pregnant with his baby. will my baby recieve anything and when?

Answer

You should have your boyfriends lawyer review his will to see if it mentions any child benefits for children born after his death occurs. If he does not have a will, the state of his residence laws will prevail. Again, please review this matter with the attorney.

Most retirement accounts such as IRA''s or 401k''s have beneficaries listed but they must be alive at the time of death, which is not the case here. You should also contact Social Secuirty to discuss any benefits that might be due the unborn baby upon birth.


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