Dardanelle, AR asked in Probate for Tennessee

Q: My cousin has passed in Tennessee, with no will. 1 uncle and 7 1st cousins are all that remain of the family who inherit

My cousin on my fathers side of the family passed away with no spouse, or children. His parents and grandparents are also deceased. There are no brothers, sisters, nieces, or nephews to this person. According to his family tree he had 1 aunt and 3 uncles on his fathers side with only one surviving. On his mother’s side there was 2 uncles and 3 aunts that are all deceased. So this leaves 1 uncle on his father side alive and then the children of the other aunts and uncles that have died. How does the inheritance laws work. Will the uncle be the next of kin or does he have to split with the cousins as they step up into represent there parents shares?.

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: There is not enough information in your recitation of facts to answer your question.

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