Am I entitled to my deceased husband’s share of his father’s estate?

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Am I entitled to my deceased husband’s share of his father’s estate?

My husband’s father who is now deceased had a Will made out to his 6 children only. This Will was made before I married my husband. My husband was 1 of 6 children that was supposed to get a share of the proceeds from sale of parents home. His mother passed away 6 months after my husband. The house is up for sale now. I asked my sister-in-law about my husband’s share and she said there was no mention of spouse in the Will. I told her that her mother said I should get my husband’s share before she passed. My husband’s brother also said that I should get his share. What should I do?

Asked on March 19, 2018 under Estate Planning, Massachusetts

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It depends of just how the Will in question is worded. it may provide that the deceased beneficiaries heirs inherit or it may provide that just the remaining beneficiaries get a share. Here is a link to an article that will explain further: https://criminal-law.freeadvice.com/criminal-law/marijuana-law/will-lapse.htm


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