My adult brother - never married - no kids, died. He's survived my me (his brother), his sister, and his mom and dad. This all happened in TN. To what extend am I an Heir to his estate, if any?
State/Country relating to question: Tennessee
Hi - I practice in Tennessee.
If he had no will, your right to inherit would be based on the laws of intestate succession. In Tennessee, if he had no immediate family (no wife or kids), you, your sister and your parents would each be entitled to an equal share of his estate.
In this case, each of you would be legally entitled to 1/4 of his estate.
BV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell; SuperLawyer rating by West
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).