Who Inherits When No Will

Who Inherits When No Will

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  1. Am I correct than if Amos had no will then step children (not adopted) have no rights to any inheritance? I always thought if Amos had a sibling that predeceased him, that sibling’s heirs did not get anything since he was not alive at the time Amos died. Thanks for the insight and direction regarding step children. Love your videos and will be consulting with you regarding a tax certificate possession demand letter with property having a mobile home on it and wording to put into the letter. You are very, very knowledgeable and I trust your expert advise on this matter!!

    1. Step children do not inherit unless a will leaves them something. Let’s make up some names for the Amos question. Amos has two brothers, Bob and Caleb. Amos has no children. Bob has no children. Caleb has a daughter, Charlene. Caleb dies. Then Amos dies. His only asset is a bank account with $100,000 in it.
      Amos dies without a will: Bob gets the entire $100,000.
      Amos dies with a will that says his estate goes to Bob and Caleb. Bob gets $50,000 and Charlene gets $50,000.

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