Lynchburg, VA asked in Probate for Virginia

Q: My grandmother just passed February 6th. I've lived with her since January 2015 and was her caretaker up until her death

Our eldest cousin was her power of attorney and is listed the only one on her will. What is my rights to living at the resisidence

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1 Lawyer Answer
Ross Cameron Hart
Ross Cameron Hart
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Salem, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I'm sorry for your loss.

You may not have many rights, at all. Your phrase 'only one on her will' doesn't give me guidance: is she the only person named to inherit grandmother's property, or is she the named executor? Does the executor have authority over the real estate.? What does your cousin say? You may need to consult an estate attorney with copies of documents so you can get specific advice.

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