father dies willstates estate to be divided between living sons one son dies before estate settled what happens to deceased sons share

Asked on June 27, 2009 under Estate Planning, West Virginia


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I'm not a West Virginia lawyer, and if there's a substantial amount of money involved, it would be a good idea to have all the facts reviewed by an attorney in your area, for advice you can rely on.  One place to find a lawyer is our website, www.attorneypages.com

In most states, as long as 120 hours (exactly five days) passed, between father's death and son's, the deceased son still inherits his share, and it goes into his estate.

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