Q: My Husband of 18 years passed away. In the Will it stated I am to live in our home until my death but in next paragraph
Leaves his daughter my stepdaughter as the executor of the will and power of attorney. He was the only source of our income for the last 18 years. It's sad anytime that the children if needed To sell they can. He was angry with me at the time he wrote it. Do I have Any rights Or can she sell the house out from underneath me. She is already taken stuff out of the house and sold some of our things I just don't want to be out on the street. In the will everything goes to his children but can I fight that or do I have any rights at all please help.
A: I recommend that you immediately retain the services of a probate attorney to obtain legal advice about this matter. A probate attorney can advise you of your rights after reviewing the pertinent documents and facts related to your particular situation. In Georgia, a surviving spouse may be entitled to have some or all of her spouse's estate set aside as what is referred to as "year's support." This response is not intended to give legal advice, but only general information, and there is no attorney client relationship created by such response.
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