Beneficiaries when someone dies intestate.

My older sister died last September intestate, never married, no kids. My middle
sister died a few months later, married, no kids. Is my brother-in-law entitled
to any of my older sister’s estate?

Asked on September 21, 2017 under Estate Planning, Illinois


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your losses.  If your parents were deceased when your sister passed then you and your other siblings inherited everything.  Your middle sister post-deceased so her share of your older sister's estate vested in her before she died.  That share then passes to her estate.  How it is divided depends on the situation there.  If no Will then her Husband and children will share.  Good luck.

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