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I am sorry for your situation.if My dad gets remarried to a woman, does she have power over his Will and Testament if he dies..?
NOT necessarily. This depends on what happens.
If someone passes away, then their estate is distributed in one of two ways, either (1) by default succession statutes if he had no will, or (2) per the will if he had a will.
If he has no will, then the estate would be distributed per default rules which may be seen here
IF THERE IS A WILL
If so, then the Will controls. However, the Wife cannot be written out of the will. She has the right to minimum one third
of the estate even if not in the will or if receiving less:
The surviving spouse may elect to waive the homestead right and the provisions of the Will and instead take 1/3 of the personal property and real estate, in the case where the decedent left children surviving. If the decedent left no children or descendants, but does leave a parent or brother or sister surviving, then the spouse takes $10,000 of personal property and $10,000 of real estate plus 1/2 of the balance of the estate. Where the value of the real estate does not exceed $10,000, the spouse is entitled to the entire share. If the decedent left none of the aforementioned relatives surviving, then the spouse takes $10,000 plus $2,000 for each full year of marriage, plus 1/2 of the remainder of the estate. (Chapter 560 Section 10) The surviving spouse must file a waiver in the probate office within 6 months after the executor is appointed. The waiver must also be recorded in the county where any real estate is situated. (Chapter 560 Sections 10-14).
She will not have "power" over the estate, although she does have the right to one-third minimum of the estate if something should happen to your father.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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