If my grandmother died 5 years ago but my father predeceased her, am I entitled to anything from her estate?

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If my grandmother died 5 years ago but my father predeceased her, am I entitled to anything from her estate?

She had 2 kids – my father and my aunt. My father was killed 25 years ago. I was told I was entitled to what would have been my father’s half. Am I too late?

Asked on March 21, 2015 under Estate Planning, Kentucky

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  Were you a minor when she passed?Were you given notice of the probate of the estate?  Did she die with or wothout a Will?  Yes, you could be too late but if you can do anything now depends on the answer to those questions.  Under Kentucky intestacy laws (when you die without a Will) you would have received your Father's share of your Grandmother's estate. So please go and speak with an attorney asap. Good luck.


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