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my boyfriend/husband passed away am i entitled to nything

my boyfriend an i lived together for the ast 10 years as husband and wife , he wass on ss/ disability, he passed away he paid all the bills w his check am i entitled to anything i have 3 chikdren that are mine from previous relationship, but he raised them as his own,
mow were loist wout him didnt realy think about the consequences of his death we were gonna get married on xmas this year but he got sick and passed away , is there anthing i can do
we had contacted an atty to find out how we go about adoption he wanted to adopt my boys after we were married
please hep me
thank you

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