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Are you talking about personal property like things in the home?
Have you sent her any written notice that if she doesn't come claim his property you will consider it abandoned?
Ok, from a purely legal perspective, they are correct that you wouldn't have any right to inherit from his estate. If there are things that you both bought together and paid for together, then you can refuse to surrender those items unless they compensate you for what your investment is. However, if you send them a written notice giving them a reasonable amount of time to get his things, maybe 20 days, after which you will consider them abandoned and dispose of them, then if they don't do so, you can do whatever you want with them.
But you have to create a paper trail, as in sending her a certified letter so you have proof that she got it. The texts are useful if they ever tried to take any legal action, which is pretty unlikely if they haven't bothered to claim his things after a year, but a certified letter carries more weight.
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