Hyattsville, MD asked in Probate for Maryland

Q: My brother died in September in Las Vegas without a will. He has one daughter in California and me, his sister, in MD.

No spouse, no living parents. He owns 1/2 his house which was just sold, some precious metals, and cash. Does his daughter get all of it, or am I entitled to any, and how much?

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Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Potomac, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The answer will depend on the law where your brother was domiciled when he died. If he was living in Nevada, you need a Nevada lawyer. In all likelihood, by the most common intestate succession framework, his primary heirs are his spouse (whom you don’t mention) and his issue (the daughter).

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