When my father died in 2012, my step-mother denied there was a will. I knew differently, and have obtained a copy of his will signed in 1997. The will says that I will inherit my father's house on Ave K in Brooklyn upon his death, with a life estate
to my step-mother. That property was sold a number of years ago, and my father and his wife moved to Staten Island. I imagine that this is no longer an issue to be discussed.
The will also states that "All the rest, residue and remainder of the property of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situated belonging to me or subject to my disposal at the time of my death I give, devise and bequeath, in equal shares, to my beloved wife _____ _____, and my beloved daughter, ______me__, share and share alike".
If their home and all assets are in both my father's and my stepmother's names, does that mean that I am no entitled to inherit anything?
This will has not been filed. I do not understand the purpose of making a will if it does not have any meaning. Can you help me?
Thank you. Ann