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Q: my gps jointly owned prop; gd died in 90s; gm died 2021; 2 heirs together. gd extra 2 heirs - r they included as heirs?

My grandparents jointly owned property in Georgia. My granddad died in 1990, leaving behind 4 children. 2 of his children are with my grandmother (whose name is on the property) & 2 of his children are not related to my grandmother. Then, my grandmother died in 2021. Both of my grandparents died intestate. My question is who inherits the property? Do all 4 inherit or just the 2 who are directly related to my grandmother?

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Jennifer Pierce
Jennifer Pierce
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Johns Creek, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The answer is dependent upon how your grandparents held joint title - as tenants in common or as joint tenants with rights of survivorship. If tenants in common, your grandfather's heirs would inherit his 1/2 interest in the property. If the property was held with rights of survivorship, your grandmother became the sole owner of the property upon your grandfather's death, so upon her death, only her heirs would inherit.

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