I live in TN. My ex just passed away and left our original will which stated i was to receive everything and his 2 children, named individually in the will, were to recieve nothing. His was estranged from his kids. There were no other benefactors listed in the event of my death.
The kids are 21 and 20 and will no doubt contest the will. His mom, brother and sister all live out of state and do not want anything from the estate
except for his wishes to remain as such and the kids to get nothing. We all get along and are on more than good speaking terms.
After his sister/brother met with a probate
lawyer, they called me and said the will still stands and i needed to call the lawyer. Something about the will trumps the divorce papers in this case?? Mentioned "resurrecting me from the dead"??
Can you explain this to me? I thought the divorce made the will null and void where i as the ex-wife was concerned? How can i end up being the executor and possibly inherit the house/land and all possessions?
The house was in both our names and paid in full. The land was paid in full but i signed a quick deed that was registered.
The lawyer also mentioned wanting to view our divorce papers to see if there was a clause or something in it??