Q: My father has died. his second wife kept him from me. Do I have any right to probate the will?
the wife didnt notify me of his death, omitted me from his obituary. I am his first born daughter. They met while I was living with dad in high school. She moved in, was his college student at the time .
A: The court decides who gets to serve as executor. The first natural choice is the person named as executor in your dad's will. Unless someone steps up to prove that person is not qualified, that is who will be appointed.
A: Hello! Do you have a copy of the Will or the original? If he had a Will that named someone as his executor, that will be the person who will have the authority to probate the estate. If you don't have the Will or a copy to know what it says, I would suggest consulting with a probate attorney to discuss ways you can gain access to see the Will and any options you may have if you want to pursue this further. Some of us offer free consultations so you can decide if you do want to pursue further and select the best attorney for you. Good luck!
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