If my parents divorced 3 years ago and my dad just passed away, does my mom have any rights to any of his stuff?

Asked on January 28, 2013 under Estate Planning, Tennessee


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The only way that your mother who divorced your father would have any legal rights to any of his belongings upon his death would be if she was named under his Will, trust or life insurance policy. Otherwise, the divorce ends any rights as a surviving heir.

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