Piscataway, NJ asked in Probate, Estate Planning, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for New Jersey

Q: My step-father owns the house. My mom married him and her name is also on the deed to the house. She died first

and now my step-father passed away. On his will he has his son being the one to get the house. Am I entitled to my mom's half of the house

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
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  • Crossville, TN

A: It depends on EXACTLY how the house was titled when your mother passed. It might have all gone to your step-father and then to his son pursuant to his will, but there are a myriad other possibilities. Show the deed and the two death certificates to a local real estate attorney or a local probate attorney and he or she can help you sort this out.

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