Dear Len & Rosie,

My husband’s mom passed away recently and the only asset she owned was a 401k. Unfortunately, she did not name a beneficiary on the 401k. She does have a Last Will and Testament that leaves everything to her husband, but she divorced her husband after she made the will.

The 401k came from her husband when they got divorced.  Is there anyway that he’ll get the money?  My mother-in-law racked up a lot of medical bills in the last year of her life, and we know it would be gone if it went to the estate.  The 401k has less than $30,000, so it's not a whole lot of money by any means. Thank you for your time and help!