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I was born in Calgary Alberta in 1941. I found out who my

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I was born in Calgary Alberta in 1941. I found out who my biological father was about 10 years ago. He and my mother were not married. He is deceased. He was married, separated and had other children by that marriage. All my half siblings are dead as there is about a 30 year age difference between them and myself. They were ranchers. I have a copy of my fathers will. Should the executor/s tried to find my mother/me even though I was not mentioned in the will and if so would I have been entitled to be a beneficiary. There is more to the story and I believe some of the land has been passed down to other ranchers. There is all indications that my mothers pregnancy was known and by whom but she left Alberta and as far as I know never received any assistance for me. She had been working as a ranch hand. She was approx. 17/18 years old when she became pregnant. She is deceased. Could I make a claim now if property is still in the family.
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I am sorry to hear this.

When did your father die?

And did the Will talk about his children by name or did the Will say something indicating all children living at his death, for example, share......?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

He died April 3, 1965


that the said deceased at the time of his death was a married man (Judicial Separation) and left him surviving his lawful wife and his NATURAL lawful children. It went on to name the wife and their children.

If the Will mentioned children specifically then unfortunately you don't have a claim to the estate as your biological father had the right to do what he wanted with his estate.

Had he died without a Will that would have been different.

I am sorry this is not the answer you were hoping for but do let me know if you need further clarification.
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