Jacksonville, AR asked in Estate Planning for Arkansas

Q: My dad remarried under 2 yrs prior to passing. Because he leaves a wideo, does she trump his 2 living aires ?

His aires 1 son & 1 daughter. The widow never filed his will. Because dad was a perfectionist, and was specific in wanting to leave his home to his children and grandchildren as the on going family home, it was deceit for the widow to withhold registering his will in court. Does these actions reflect no access for his living aires the right to any of our father's keepsakes?

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Terrence H Thorgaard

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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL

A: The word is "heirs". If there is a will, she doesn't have a choice whether or not it is filed in court. It is not clear what interest you have in the matter, but if they can prove that there was a will leaving the home to him, the children should insist that the will be honored and the home be distributed to them.

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