If there is no will but the person had a grandchild that they had all rights to do they have rights over estate?

My grandparents had all of my rights signed to
them as a juvenile, does this still count? The
only last living blood relative is his brother

Asked on May 24, 2018 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

When someone dies without a Will, they die "intestate". This means that the laws of the state in which they were domiciled when they die will control how their estate distributed. Typically it is 1/2-1/3 to the surviving spouse, if any, and the rest to the children of the deceased. If their chilren are also deceased, then their c=grnadchildren inherit. Only if they are no children, grandchildren or the deceased's parents are also deceased, would their sibling inherit. You can check as to specific state law with a ocal probate attorney or the probate court.

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

When someone dies without a Will, they die "intestate". This means that the laws of the state in which they were domiciled when they die will control how their estate distributed. Typically it is 1/2-1/3 to the surviving spouse, if any, and the rest to the children of the deceased. If their chilren are also deceased, then their c=grnadchildren inherit. Only if they are no children, grandchildren or the deceased's parents are also deceased, would their sibling inherit. You can check as to specific state law with a ocal probate attorney or the probate court.


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