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Hello, My wife's father passed away. He was a hard working man who accumulated a lot but married a lady with two other daughter's. Today preparing for the funeral they were asking question about death certificates an her step mother was concerned that my wife might have a part in his inheritance and her daughter chimed in said secondary family does not matter it was all hers, I guess my question is does my wife have anything in this being she is an only child? Sorry for typing this question like this.

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Kentucky

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Their was no will that we no of

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Not that I know of

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Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 3 months ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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If he had no will and your wife is his only biological or adopted daughter, then KY intestate law would control what happens to his estate.

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Under KY law, his spouse and his children would divide the estate. So wife gets half and his daughter would get half of his estate.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks, ***** ***** herd this from someone else but wanted to check. My wife was so upset she did not catch what they were saying. One more question , Today when they were making arrangements an talking this, one of the step daughter said the needed 2 death certificates for what they had did that day. Not being blood or adopted can the step daughter be moving his money or estate's around , I'm pretty sure I know the answer from your first but wanted to ask.
Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 3 months ago

Not being blood or adopted can the step daughter be moving his money or estate's around , I'm pretty sure I know the answer from your first but wanted to ask.

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Nope. She has no legal authority to do anything at all.. No one does until someone files a formal probate petition to be appointed as Administrator of the estate. Depending on what county this is in, that could take a week or a month as the larger counties have court more often..

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks that's all I needed.
Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 3 months ago

You are very welcome. Happy to help any time.

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Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 3 months ago

Hello again,

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I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

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Did you have any further questions I can help with?

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Thanks much

Barrister

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