If my father recently died intestate and I am his only child., how did my grandmother become the sole beneficiary without me being aware of it?

I will I no longer be a beneficiary of the Trusts set up by my great-grandparents that were to have gone from my grandmother to my dad and then to me? I am 20 years old.

Asked on March 2, 2015 under Estate Planning, Michigan


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  There are two questions here really.  First, you are correct that you as the only child of your Father are the sole beneficiary of his estate.  But the Trust may be a different story.  It depends on the terms of the trust and what the settlors (your great-grandparents) wrote. Please take the trust to an attorney to review. It has to be read in order to guide you.  Good luck.

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