Q: What are my rights as to what is legally mine when my husband passes away?
We've been married almost a year. He had a will before we married.
A: As the legal spouse, you may claim what's called your spousal elective share, or take what's provided to you in the will (which appears to be nothing since it predates your marriage). You may also be entitled to homestead and family allowance; and of course anything jointly owned would go to you.
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