If my nephew’s mother died intestate, is his bedroom furniture part of the estate or his?

May seem very petty but I am attempting to fairly distribute the assets of the estate. There are no bank accounts, no real estate, and a leased car.

Asked on June 12, 2012 under Estate Planning, Mississippi


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Assets belonging to the person who passed away are part of that person's estate for accounting purposes. If the bedroom furniture belonged to a person other than the person who passed away (the nephew), then the bedroom furniture is not an asset of the estate that you are writing about.

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