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It sounds like your husband died intestate, meaning without a will.
In this circumstance, if you were his legal wife, you should have gotten most of all of his estate if he had anything.
However, if he had debt, whatever he had in his estate would first go to pay that off.
So if he had more debt than money in his estate, you would not get anything.
His parents would be secondary to you and any children he had without a Will so if there was money, you would have had a good chance of getting it.
At this point, you can still probably reopen probate on his estate but the possibility of there being any money left over is very small.
What you will probably find is that he had more debt than assets or that his parents got what he had and they don't have it anymore, and trying to sue his parents at this point may not be worth it.
It may also be difficult to figure out what he had 9 years ago as official probate with the courts may never have been opened, especially if he didn't have much.
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