Q: If the deceased had 2 sisters and both have children, but there is only one surviving sister . How are funds distributed
No will exits, Do funds go directly to the surviving sister or does it get split with the deceased sister's children ?
A: Sympathies for your loss. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE33/33-1/33-1-1.HTM will give you the answer you seek. Do yourself a favor and meet with a local attorney to explain the rules of descent and administration of an intestacy petition in the probate court. They will be able to help you if you choose to enlist their professional assistance.
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