Q: Grandmothers estate
My grandmother recently passed and I received a copy of her will as her son, my father passed before her. I am mentioned as an heir. What are my rights? This case is out of Michigan.
A: You would stand to receive whatever the will would have left to your father, unless you have siblings...in which case you would split whatever your father would have received.
A: Your rights depend on the language of the will. If you are named as someone who is to inherit property under the will, you may potentially receive something from the estate. Your interest under the will would also be affected by what property exists in the estate, what claims exist against the estate, and what other people stand to inherit under the will besides you, if any.
Consult a probate attorney in your area who can review the will, discuss with you the facts that are pertinent that affect your interest, and give you usable legal advice.
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