Richmond, VA asked in Estate Planning for Virginia

Q: My aunt's husband passed away in another state. His family has taken the truck and house. There is no will.

I went to retrieve the truck and the grandmother would not let me take it. The grandmother also changed the locks to the house. They do not have any rights to the property. What course of action should I take. We lived in Virginia, the house was in South Carolina, and he was prepping the house to sell.

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John Andrew Maghamez
John Andrew Maghamez
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I can't really answer without knowing that states laws but when someone dies without a will they are said to have died intestate. At that point state law dictates in Virginia that everything they have goes to their spouse if it is the same person who they had all their kids with.

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