Warwick, RI asked in Family Law for Rhode Island

Q: Right of possession after spouses death?

My 90 year old dad recently lost his wife of 30 years. When he married her, he moved into her house which was in her name. He has contributed to this house for the 30 years he has lived in it. Deceased wifes children have told him that nothing in the house belongs to him and he is entitled to nothing. Is this true.

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Albin Moser
Albin Moser
Answered
  • Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: No, they are wrong. He has certain rights to the house and its contents. He also has the right to claim a share of anything else, including a share of any money.

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