If my father recently passed, how do I find out what assets he had at the time of his death and if I am entitled to anything?

He had no Will. His wife took everything; the kids were left with nothing.

Asked on September 26, 2014 under Estate Planning, New Hampshire


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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss and for the issues that have resulted.  If your Father died with out a Will it was known as "intestate" and the intestacy statute would apply to the distribution of his personal estate.  That would mean anything he held alone and not jointly with his spouse. Those assets passed to her automatically at the time of his death.   It may pay for you to have a talk with an attorney in your area to discuss the intricacies of the matter and the facts of your case specifically.  Good luck.

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