Can my step mom stop succession if I am my father’s only son and there is no Will?

Asked on October 8, 2013 under Estate Planning, Louisiana


Nathan Wagner / Law Office of Nathan Wagner

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

When you write "stop succession," do you mean stopping you from inheriting from your father? If so, the answer depends on the intestacy laws where your father lived. Some states allow you to inherit a portion of the estate, while your stepmother inherits the rest. Other states would allow her to inherit the entire estate. You should consult a probate lawyer in the state where your father lived. 

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