Jamaica Plain, MA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Massachusetts

Q: My uncle died with no will, no kids, & both parents deceased. He has 2 living siblings & 1 deceased sibling (my mom)

Am I entitled to my mother's share of his estate or is it just split between my uncle's 2 living siblings? I should have noted he also had no spouse.

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Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: You did not state when he died or whether he was a resident of Massachusetts or if he was married, but assuming he was a Massachusetts resident and died after March 2012 and was not married , then since his parents are dead his siblings and you as the issue of a deceased sibling are the heirs where he left no Will.

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