DoI have any claim to my father’s property after his death?

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DoI have any claim to my father’s property after his death?

My father died yesterday. He was remarried 40 years ago and lived in FL with my stepmother.

Asked on August 20, 2011 Ohio

Answers:

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I'm assuming that your father died without a Wil since you did not mention onel. In that case he died "intestate". Accordingly, if he was domiciled in FL as of the date of his death his estate will be distributed asfollows: 1/2 half to the surviving spouse (since she in sot the children's bioligical mother) and 1/2 half to the children of the deceased.

Note: If your father had a Will then it terms control the divsion of his assets. And children can legally be disinherited.


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