Am I entitled to my dead husbands inheritance

Both my dead husbands parents are deceased . Survived by only one
living son. Am I entitled to my dead husbands share of their estate.
Residence was in Texas

Asked on September 5, 2017 under Estate Planning, South Carolina


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Did your in-laws have a Will? If so, then its terms will prevail. Therefore, depending on how its written, you may or may not be entitled to your deceased husband's inheritance. If they had no Will, then they died "intestate". This means that as your husband's share of his parent's assets will go to his next of kin, that means his heirs. Since you are not a blood relation, then unless you had children together, your husband's inheritance will go to his brother.

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