If I’m the legal caretaker of my grandmother’s estate, now that my great grandmother has passed away do I get the inheritance money left to her estate?

Asked on June 30, 2014 under Estate Planning, West Virginia


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Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not you inherit anything from your great grandmother's estate depends upon whether or not she has a Will or trust naming you as a beneficary of her estate. If not, you then have to process her estate through your state's intestacy proceedings and whether you inherit under it depends upon if you are one of the closest related surviving heirs to her under state law. I suggest that you consult with a Wills and trust attorney in your locality. One can be found on attorneypages.com.

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