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My sons father has passed away. He told them that he hadn't

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My sons father has passed away. He told them that he hadn't forgotten them and that they would be set for life. They've waited for his wife to give them what he left them. She died a year later living everything to her son: house, BMW, money, car everything. Is there anyway to get what was left to them? There half-brother wont even talk to them.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  John replied 8 months ago.

No there's nothing they or you can do at this point. This is the unfortunate part of estate planning - or lack thereof. Their dad specifically would have had to leave them items in his estate documents - will, trust, or even have them titled as owners of various things (vehicles, accounts etc.) before his death. In short, their dad's verbal assurance of being taken care of isn't worth anything estate-wise. There would have to have been the proper estate documents.

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