Newtown Square, PA asked in Probate for Arkansas

Q: Step dad died in AK I'm the executrix and beneficiary. He has 3 biological kids. What happens?

He died in AK. The will was drawn in PA, where I live. I know his kids have to be served. I was told if they contest I would most likely get nothing. I have 3 options, let the house rot, serve them and take my chances or serve them and offer a deal up front! I cant believe I would be entailed to nothing. They have not seen or spoken to him in 30 years. I have spent money to have him cremated and shipped to PA and paying some of his bills thinking I would get reimbursed through the estate. I need a second option on my options. If this is how it is then ok. I just cant believe this is it.

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Don Spears
Don Spears
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Benton, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: There are several questions that have to explored. When did he die? What were the terms of the will? (I would need to see the document). Without this information your question can not be answered.

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