Shelby, NC asked in Probate for North Carolina

Q: In NC can a girlfriend of over 20yrs inherit anything from partner who has died? He had property and has a bank account.

His sister has taken over the house and everything. The car was to go to me and my name is on title. There is no will. It is like I don't or never existed. They have been using his money.

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Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Without seeing the car title and bank information, I cannot answer your question fully. However, the likely answer is that no, you will not inherit anything. Since the car was at least partially titled to you should still have an interest in that. The bank accounts ownership depends on how they were set up. If you are on the accounts, you can request signature cards and possibly full ownership.

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