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Please refer to my last question and your answer!! He (his

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Please refer to my last question and your answer!! He (his estate) has well over $60,000 in real estate, a million dollar home on Lake Tillery, they live in, now just Mom. A house in the mountains, they keep reanted out most of the year, a condo and 2 weeks time share at the beach- they rent the condo out, use the time share. Several houses and over 30 apartments that he rents out in Rockingham and Hamlet, NC.
You said that Mom would get 1/3, so I'm assuming that the other 2/3 would go to his blood children. Am I right? Step-children get nothing??
Oh yeah, I have a flip cell phone(I'm not fond of texting, it so impersonal), it's not made for texting, but it will receive a text. You cannot tap on it and get it to do anything. So, I'd just as soon you give me the full answer here.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  RayAnswers replied 9 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question, conduct and prepare your response.

Expert:  RayAnswers replied 9 months ago.

Under the NC rules of intestate succession, because your step-father did not have a will, your mother will inherit 1/3 of his real estate, and part of his personal property. If he has less than $60,000 in personal property (pretty much everything but real estate), your mother will get it all. If he had more than $60,000 in personal property, then your mother would get the first $60,000 of it and 1/3 of the remainder.

And yes the children here split the 2/3 over these amounts.Thanks again for the chance to help tonight.