Little Rock, AR asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Connecticut

Q: My mother died nearly 24 years ago she is now named in her brother will. I am the only child am I entitled to her share?

My mother had other siblings that are named along with her. Her brother was of sound mind and knew my mother died over 20 years ago. My mother had a husband at the time of her death. Is he entitled? Thanks

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Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • New Haven, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: My guess is that her brother's siblings would inherit before you unless the will states otherwise. Sometimes, wills state that if a sibling is deceased, that person's heirs get their share.

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Orange, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: It definitely depends what the Will itself says. Sometimes a deceased beneficiary's share does pass to his/her children. Other times it can lapse and in effect pass to the remaining named beneficiaries. It truly depends on how the will is worded. When the estate goes through probate you will be notified if you are a beneficiary.

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