Somerset, KY asked in Family Law and Probate for Kentucky

Q: What are our rights?

My fiancé and father of my child (she's 8 and we were together roughly 9 yrs) suddenly passed. We weren't married and we were renting. His family came in our home and basically took over. They gave me access to our belongings but they have decided what gets sold and have made all decisions. Who has that say? I know not being married means I don't but who gets ownership of his estate and can make those decisions? His parents or our daughter? Do I have the right to tell them to stop, that I'll be making those decisions on her behalf? That it all belongs to her? Even if they sale it and pay off his funeral and end up giving her the money, are they still allowed to do that? Or is it "her" (me as her representative's) place and right to do so?

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Everything regarding the child is solely up to you. They have no right to dictate anything. As for his property, Funeral and arrangements, handling that should be up to them although your daughter will inherit all his property unless he had a will that says otherwise.

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