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If my wife predecessers her parents leaving no will of her

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If my wife predecessers her parents leaving no will of her own,and she also has no children ,assuming a standard will made by her parents then who is entitled to her share,of her parents estate,her spouse (me) or her siblings.

christhelawyer : HiWelcome to JustAnswer. My first response will follow shortly. Please feel free to follow up if anything is not clear
christhelawyer : Under the Administration Act, which is the statute which covers estates where there is no will, her share will go to her siblings. Section77 of the act provides for this.

I thought so.Just have to hope siblings have heart when the time comes then?


can I contest this if one or more siblings say a verbal agreement has been made

christhelawyer :

If promises have been made you can contest a will under the Testamentary Promises Act, if this is a promise to leave you something under a will. The evidence on this has to be pretty clear of course

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