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I am sorry for your loss.
Is the potential executor saying there is another Will?
Who is the executor? A common law spouse? Another sibling?
The law is not that way at all.
Where there is no Will and you are the birth child of this woman and there is no spouse and no other children you inherit the full estate unless you were adopted by another mother.
Is that what happened?If the Will was not signed then sometimes a Court finds it to be invalid and then a former Will applies. If there is no Will then I explained what happens above. If you were adopted then you would not inherit and the parents would.
But often a court will still find the Will to be valid if that is the best evidence of the testator's intentions. So the lawyer who drafted that Will will have to help and may have to testify in Court.
Does that help as a starting point?
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But from a legal point of view you are not her legal daughter. You adoptive mother is. So if your adoptive mother dies with out a Will you inherit.
I suggest that you retain you own lawyer at once and have that lawyer check the court file to find out just what happened and to represent you if necessary.
Yes you do have recourse. That is why I said you need your own lawyer to do review the court file to find out exactly what went on in court and to take steps, if necessary to try and get the court to accept that Will.
The executor is likely not wanting to get involved because if the Will is not valid then that executor has no role or rights at all.
Yes I know she left you money in that Will but you won't get it unless the court says this is a valid Will and so you need someone to fight for you. Perhaps there are other beneficiaries who will help pay for a lawyer with you?
Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?