Dad

My dad passed. Away and step mom selling
house do i get anything

Asked on December 17, 2017 under Estate Planning, Louisiana

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Did your father have a Will? If so, that determines just how his estate is distributed. If he didn't have a Will, then he died "intestate". This means that state intestacy law controls the distribution. Typically, such an estate is divided between the surviving spouse, if any, and the remainder to the children of the deceased. The exact percentage varies from state-to-state.


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