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Good morning. I am sorry to hear about what you are going through. Just to be clear, there was a new will drafted but never signed? Is there an old will in place? Also, they have been married for 2 years, before his passing?
Thank you. You do have a legal right to go after and challenge/contest how the estate is being disposed of and her claim to the home, if it did not pass to his estate. Moreover, if you can show that she married him with the intent to trying go after his property and assets and there was fraud and she took advantage of him, it would make your case stronger. A will that is not properly executed, would not have any legal effect. However, the goal here is to show that she took advantage of him at his age, did not love him and her goal was to go after his money and she should not be entitled to the home or anything else.