Will enquirer

My mother-in-law has left everything to her daughter. I’m I entitled to
anything being her daughter-in-law? My husband died but I’m still legally

Asked on June 19, 2016 under Estate Planning, Alaska


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, you are not entitled to everything if your mother-in-law has a will leaving everything to her daughter. A parent is entitled to disinherit a child or leave everything to only one child: if the will leaves everything to the daughter, having been married to her deceased son gives you rights to any of her assets or estate.

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