Huntington Park, CA asked in Civil Litigation for California

Q: My dad left a will that says to sell his home and divide with rest siblings. What rights do I have?

Dad left a will that my step mom stay in the house till she passed. She passed away . Now his other will sates house is to be sold and divided with all 7 children. what rights myself as his daughter do I have?

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Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt
  • La Jolla, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The executor of the estate should sell the house and distribute the proceeds. You have the right to challenge the will, if you have some reason to believe it was legally invalid, but in doing so, you may run into a common clause in wills that if you challenge the will, you are disinherited (if you don't win and invalidate the will).

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