Las Vegas, NV asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Nevada

Q: What are the rights of a heir(s) in a probate legal matter? Aunt has been trying to get us to waive our rights why?

My mother passed away in 2007. My grandfather recently passed away and my brother and I were told by our aunt and uncle that we were removed from his will because our mother died however his home went into probate. She has been trying so hard to get my brother and I to sign waivers and we are not sure why? Are we owed our mothers portion of the house because we are her kids and she died? If so or not why is my aunt trying to get us to waive our rights as heirs? Any information I can get would be great.

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Nina Whitehurst
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: This question cannot be answered without more information. Do yourself a huge favor and schedule a consultation with a probate attorney in the vicinity of where the probate is taking place. Do not delay. There are important deadlines that you do not want to miss.

Dara Joy Goldsmith agrees with this answer

Dara Joy Goldsmith
Dara Joy Goldsmith
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: You should have an attorney review the file to advise you. Without knowing the specifics regarding timing and the terms of your grandfather’s Will it is impossible to advise you.

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