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That questions comes down to whether your step mother had a will. She had the power to disinherit you if she pleased. So whatever the will provided for you is what you would receive (you will have to read the will). If she didn't have a will, unless she adopted yoi, New Jersey does not provide for step children and you wold receive nothing. Basically she would have had to provide for you in her will in order for you to receive anything. Unfortunately that is what it boils down to. Before her death, you would already know what you were entitled to by your father's will. If you did not receive anything from that will, then your only chance is to be named in your step mother's will.
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If you were in your father's will in 2009, I would assume that it would have been probated and you would have been notified as a beneficiary. This was 7 years ago. The only way to know is to look into the probate and get access to the will or to request a copy of the will from relatives. Your step mother cannot change your father's will. Your father would have to agree to that but it would take his signature and permission solely.
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