Lebanon, MO asked in Probate for Kansas

Q: Husband passed. I'm his wife and executioner of will. Sister put property that us co-owned by both in probate.

I married my husband on the 17th and he passed on the 19th. He had a will and left everything to me. Him and his sister were co-owners of property. She has put it all in probate. What can I do about this?

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Doug Coe
Doug Coe
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Wichita, KS
  • Licensed in Kansas

A: I would highly recommend you talk to a lawyer about this. There are a number of additional details that will effect the outcome. However, if he and his sister jointly owned the property where she had the rights of survivorship, those assets are likely going to be hers. She would not need to go through the probate process for those assets. For assets that did, in fact, need to be probated, if there was a valid Will giving everything you you, then you'd be the heir with respect to said probate property. Let me know if I can help!

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