and step father have been married for 25 years.
My mother recently told me that her husband has an old will from his first marriage
(divorced in 1970's).... This will from exsoouse was never updated in 40 years!
1 week later my step father who is 85 years old is rushed to the hospital for breathing issues. He does not have much time left.
I have been trying to quickly get my mothers information together. I dont believe that i will be able to have a lawyer meet with my parents to draw up a new will before my step father passes.
At this time I have confirmed that my mother is listed as the beneficiary on her husbands IRA accounts.
I went to the town clerks office and obtaibed the public records for the home. Their community is oak beach new york. In this area people do not have "deeds" to a home. Instead they have a "lease agreement". Both my mother and her husband are listed on the lease.
Should her husband pass away very soon. And we have no opportunity to draw up a new will, will my mother still keep her home and ira accounts?
We do not have a copy of this old will that was drawn up when her husband married his first wife. It is still out there and would list other people as the beneficiaries of her home. Since she had not met her husband yet.