Granbury, TX asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Estate Planning and Probate for Texas

Q: Can I sue for my grandmas ashes? Her new husbands family took them when he passed.

My grandma passed (in Texas 2015) first and then her new husband had changed around everything in the will (when my grandma was sick he got her to sign stuff). He cut multiple family members from my grandmas side out and made his son the executor. When her husband passed (in Texas 2017), the son was supposed to make sure that my grandmas ashes were buried in the plot next to my aunt in California. He took everything back to California and never took care of what he was supposed to do. When my grandma was alive she told me I was to get a certain portion of money that I did not. Do I even have any rights when it comes to her ashes or trying to get any money? I really just want to finally have a proper burial/ memorial for her. What should I do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Isaac Shutt
Isaac Shutt
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Richardson, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It's definitely worth having free (or inexpensive) consultation with a probate attorney. I'd recommend trying to schedule a meeting with an attorney that focuses on probate and estate planning law.

You would be an heir to your grandmother's estate, so it's important that you act quickly to protect your rights. This new husband of your grandmother's may try to keep everything for himself. If your grandmother was not in her right mind or was pressured, you may have a good case for challenging the will.

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