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My step-grandfather passed away recently leaving no children

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My step-grandfather passed away recently leaving no children of his own, and according to his will I am not a beneficiary in it. However, my grandmother (deceased 2003) co-owned a house (1985) and was considered common-law married to him in Pennsylvania my question is, is it possible to file a claim to the property even though I am not a beneficiary in the will?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will try my level best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can.

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Was grandmother's estate ever settled in the probate court?

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Did they own the house as "joint tenants" or as "tenants in common" or in "tenancy by the entirety" on the deed?

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Is your parent of the grandmother living?

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thanks

Barrister

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