Can an incarcerated person inherit real estate?

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Can an incarcerated person inherit real estate?

My brother and I were named as joint heirs in acreage but he has been in prison for 15 years with no release date.

Asked on January 11, 2014 under Estate Planning, Connecticut

Answers:

Nathan Wagner / Law Office of Nathan Wagner

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Your brother can inherit the real estate or other property, even though he is in prison. Sometimes, when a person is sentenced to prison they are also ordered to pay restitution and/or fines. Your brother might be required to pay restitution or fines out of his inheritance. 


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