If my father died and my sister and her son got everything, what right’s do I have?

I got nothing.

Asked on February 5, 2016 under Estate Planning, California


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

I assume that there was no Will. If there was then is terms will control the distribution of the estate. If there was no Will and o surviving spouse or children, then your brother's estate should have been eqully divided between you and your sister. Her son had no rights to anything. At this point, you should contact a local attorney and consult with them directly as to your next steps.

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