Q: My daughter died in a car accident, and I'm the executor. She had two child sisters one is mine and one is not
A: I am sorry to hear of your daughter's death. Your deceased daughter's sister is not entitled to share in wrongful death proceeds because at least one parent (you) is alive.
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A: Assuming your daughter died without a Will, her estate will pass through Oregon's intestate laws. If your daughter had no spouse and no children of her own, the next in line to inherit is her parents. Her siblings only inherit if both her parents are dead. You can read the laws that dictate how this works here: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/112.015
If she died with a Will the Will controls.
There is another type of probate estate which is set up for a wrongful death case. If your position is to be the Personal Representative in a wrongful death case you need to talk to your Attorney about who benefits from the proceeds of a wrongful death case. This is controlled by the wrongful death Statutes.
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