Dallas, TX asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Tennessee

Q: My grandmother died without a will. My father passed am I entitled to his share of the inheritance

She has only one other child and grand child. Is there a statue of limitations

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Grandmother's heirs were determined at her death. And your Father's heirs were determined at his death. Without knowing all the facts, it is very possible that you take one-half of what Grandmother had. Arguably the 7 year SOL for adverse possession applies, but it rarely applies between heirs and then must be asserted as an affirmative defense.

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