Presuming your dad died without a will and both of his parents are also deceased, your stepmother would be entitled to the first $150,000, plus half of any balance (i.e., anything remaining above the initial $150,000) of his estate. Not knowing more about the valuations of his property at the time...Read more »
Not knowing more details it is difficult to say. If you were to contact me and provide more details, I could probably give you a better answer or provide the assistance you need to give you the results you are after.
An informal intestate administration may be possible, but I would want to know more informaton before giving you a definitive answer. I would hire an attorney to make sure it's done properly. As a title examiner, I can't tell you the number of times I've come across estates that were improperly...Read more »
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