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my grandfather was the father of fourteen children he had nine children by the first wife the first wife died and my grandfather married again .the second wife had five children my grandfather and second wife brought property worth about 150.000. and it is now being sold will the children of the first wife be included in the distribution of funds.
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Estate Lawyer: LegalGems, Attorney replied 3 years ago
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Are the original property owners still living, or is this a probate sale?
Also do you know how title is held to the property?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
original owners are not alive Ido not know about title
Estate Lawyer: LegalGems, Attorney replied 3 years ago
Under intestate succession laws (applicable when there is no will or trust) then the next of kin of the owners of the property inherit the property.
So if the relationship is only to the first wife (and not to the owners of the property -ie the grandfather or the second wife), they would not be entitled to any inheritance unless there was a will specifically naming that individual.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
sorry, Iam not understanding what you are saying- Please tell me if the children of the first wife is entile to a percentage of the esate of the husband
Estate Lawyer: LegalGems, Attorney replied 3 years ago
The children of the first wife are only entitled if they are also related to the grandfather.
There needs to be either a kinship relationship to the owner, or a will, in order to become an heir.
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Estate Lawyer: LegalGems, Attorney replied 3 years ago
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www.findlegalhelp.org and http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/findlegalhelp/home.cfm
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