Lewisburg, TN asked in Estate Planning for Tennessee

Q: My father died. No will. He was remarried. The century old family farm was in both of their names. What happens now?

Is there any way for me to fight for the farm?

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: It is very likely that your dad’s surviving spouse inherited the farm and when she dies it is going to pass to her children, but there is no way of knowing for certain without reviewing the deed and her will. This happens all of the time and it is very sad indeed. This is why it is especially important in second marriage situations to have a well-considered estate plan.

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Frank J. Steiner
Frank J. Steiner
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You and his wife are both heirs at law - not her children.You should contact an attorney concerning the nexts steps.

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