His Ex Is Getting His $1 Million Retirement Account. They Broke Up in 1989. – WSJ

Jeffrey Rolison and Margaret Sjostedt dated in the 1980s. Now, almost 40 years after they broke up, she stands to inherit his $1 million retirement account.

The reason she might get the money is that in 1987, Rolison listed Sjostedt on a handwritten form as the sole beneficiary of his workplace retirement account. He never changed the beneficiary designation and died in 2015.

Standing in her way are Rolison’s brothers, who learned about Sjostedt’s claim to the money weeks after his death on a phone call from their estate lawyer. They don’t think he could have intended to leave the money to her.

Source: His Ex Is Getting His $1 Million Retirement Account. They Broke Up in 1989. – WSJ