Chicago, IL asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio

Q: My uncle had a will he wrote up 10 years ago.

My uncle had a will he did 10 years ago, my dad who was still alive then was listed in the will. My uncle passed away recently and now his siblings want my brother and I to sign our rights away . Do we have any right to inherit from the will since we are next of kin from my father , his brother.

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: Whether you have a right of inheritance is impossible to say without reviewing your uncle's will, but your relations apparently think you do or they wouldn't be asking you to waive them. If you have a right of inheritance, there is no law that compels you to waive it. Don't sign anything without discussing this with a local probate attorney.

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