Lake Grove, NY asked in Probate for Maine

Q: can A daughter of a ex husband who died 18 years ago get property of my mother deceased where she will’d everythingtome?

My mother’s ex husband died 18 years ago, her ex husbands daughter did not have a life with my mother

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Daniel J. Eccher
Daniel J. Eccher
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Winthrop, ME
  • Licensed in Maine

A: No. Your ex-stepsister would not have any claim to your mother's estate unless your mother had, at some point, left anything to her under a will. In this situation, where she "willed everything" to you, your ex-stepsister's only claim could be under a different or prior will, with which she may try to challenge the validity of the will you are presenting. If your mother had significant assets (more than $40,000), you need to apply to your mother's local Probate Court for her estate to be administered according to her will.

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