What are my inheritance rights to my mother’s property?

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What are my inheritance rights to my mother’s property?

My mother and stepfather had land and a house. Mother passed 4 years ago and my stepfather passed 6 months ago. He had 2 kids and his son had power of attorney. My stepfather and mother had a Will but I cannot find it. They both had their names still on the house and land. Am I entitled to any of it?

Asked on June 17, 2013 under Estate Planning, Kentucky

Answers:

Steven Fromm / Steven J Fromm & Associates, P.C.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You may be out of luck.  If the house was owned as joint tenancy with rights of survivorship, then it went to your step dad at mom's death.  If his will does not provide for you then you get nothing.

If he died intestate (without a will) then you may be entitled to something under the laws of intestate succession in the state in question.  Get with an estates attorney immediately to get specific and conclusive advice.


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