How Can My Stepmother Take Everything I Was Promised?

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My father and stepmother were married for almost 30 years when he died. About 15 years ago he showed me their Wills. It said when both are dead, I am to inherit everything. Well, he died almost a year ago and when I tried to talk to her about getting some of his things we…

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Can my stepmother adopt me while my birth mother is alive?

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Dear Ms. Allison: My dad and stepmom are doing their new Wills. She wants to adopt me so there will be no problems with me being included in the inheritance. I have lived with them since I was 11, and now I am 19. My birth mother is not happy with this at all. Is…

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How to make my Aunt probate my Mom’s Will

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Dear Ms. Allison: My mother passed away in 2003. Her sister, my aunt was living with her. Mom has three other siblings–there were 5 of them all together. At any rate, after all this time, my mother’s estate has still not been distributed; at least not to anyone’s knowledge. My aunt has not shown the…

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Do I Have The Right To My Dad’s Ashes?

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Dear Ms. Allison: My dad and mom are still legally married. He passed away in another state and his girlfriend of 3 years has his ashes. She won’t even give us none of his ashes or none of his belongings. I am his kid, so can I sue her for his ashes? Or how would…

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Can Stepfather Change Mother’s Home to His Name?

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Dear Ms. Allison: My mother died a couple of years ago. When she did, my stepfather put his name on the house. It is the house my grandmother gifted to my mother to give to me and my sisters upon her passing. My mother did not get around to writing a Will and putting the…

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How to leave my grandson property that can never be sold?

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Dear Ms. Allison: How do I leave my grandson some property that has been handed down through generations, but can never be sold. I inherited my great grandfather’s land, but it can never be sold, so I don’t know how to pass it on. Anonymous in Pontotoc County Dear Anonymous: You do not say why…

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Can I get half of my dead father’s assets?

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Dear Ms. Allison: My father died in October of last year. He did not have a will. But my sister said that he left everything in her name. If my sister was left everything when my dad died, can I still get half of his assets? She got his $200,000.00 home & most of his…

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How Will I Care For My Pets If I Die Before They Do?

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Dear Ms. Allison: My grandma is 98 years old and has a very spoiled, much loved dog. Fuzz is the 6-year old puppy of Grandma’s favorite poodle, Peaches, which lived to be 17 years old. She figures Fuzz will outlive her and she may be right. She wants me to take the dog, but my…

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