Asked in Estate Planning for Kentucky

Q: After my husband's passing 10 years ago do I have to leave them anything in my will at my passing they never visit call

Or anything unless to start drama. They say I have to have my home sold and divided equally with them as he and I had 8 children we adopted plus 3 of ours together I have paid every payment tax and insurance on the house the last 10 years. Alone and still owe 8 more years on it

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Nina Whitehurst
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: As a general rule, you do not have to leave anything to anybody in your will if you don't want to, unless you have entered into some kind of contract that says otherwise (some people do). But that is not the end of the inquiry. The question is whether you own the house 100% solely in your name. You need to consult with an attorney to review the title to the home to see if you own it 100%. You might not. It depends on how title was held when your husband passed and what happened after that.

Timothy Denison agrees with this answer

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: You should consult an estate planning/probate an attorney. What you need to do will be governed by the will and other documents you probably have in your possession.

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