Columbus, GA asked in Contracts, Estate Planning and Tax Law for Alabama

Q: deceased husbands will left all assets including marital property to his son. I received one half retirement. Need help.

i cared for him with cancer with very little help from his son since 2003. He then threatened me physically demanding I sign off on his retirement. I was left 1/2 the retirement and 12,500.00 life insurance. He gets the bedroom suit I sleep on and I get one tv. I owned my mobile home and car or I would be homeless. While caring for him by myself as he was bedridden at home I developed trigger thumbs and recently had surgery to correct. I need help. What are my rights? Does the son receive our marital property that was purchased while we were married?

1 Lawyer Answer

A: You need some help here. You are confusing terms of divorce (marital property) with an estate. The only property that is the property of your late husband's estate is his separate property. You need to get to a lawyer and find out what your rights are.

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