Q: Does a mother become next of kin if son dies but has a son as well?
A: If your son has a son (your grandson), then the grandson would be the next closest heir, assuming your son is not married. If your son is married, this his spouse would also be an heir.
A: Typically the order goes (1) spouse, (2) children, and (3) then parents. However, you should discuss this matter with an experienced estate planning attorney to proved all the necessary details for a more informed answer.
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