Asked & Answered: Will 2nd husband inherit from wife’s estate?

Dear Ms. Allison: My wife was supposed to have been listed as an heir to an estate but she passed away. She had no will, so should the money go to her spouse or her daughter from a previous marriage. I need to know. Anonymous from Oklahoma

Dear Anonymous:

If you are saying that your wife survived the person from whom she was supposed to inherit, then her share would go to probate (because she had no Will). There, under Oklahoma law,it would be split 50/50 between her spouse and her daughter.

However, if she did not survive the person who left her money, then that person’s Will or Trust should say who is the beneficiary if your wife predeceased (died before inheriting from) him or her.

To your success, Gale Allison

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