In Massachusetts, does my wife have to sign her consent on IRA beneficiary form to have my daughter as sole beneficiary of IRA?


I want my daughter to be sole beneficiary of my IRA. I live in Massachusetts.


Massachusetts does not require spousal consent to change the beneficiary of an IRA. It is required for a 401(k). However, the custodian of the IRA may want the spouse to consent.

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