Q: My mom died without a will. I'm a only child have to go through probate for her house.Does my wife have rights to it.
A: Yes, you need a Probate process (unless your mother used a special deed to pass you the house upon her death).
Dying without a Will is called dying intestate.
If you are the only child, and there is no husband, then you will inherit everything, but you need an order from the court giving you permission to take possession.
Go get a How To book and do it yourself, or you can hire an attorney but it can get pricey depending on how big the estate is.
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