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Unfortunately you should have claimed against his estate in 2004, in the time period of 12 months after robate of his will was granted. So you are too late to make a claim by many years. You do not have any claim against a step parent unless you were with her as a child. The Family Protection Act would not make any provision for a claim by step children against her. So unfortunately, unless there is provision in her will, you cannot make a claim against her estate