Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for North Carolina

Q: Why would my stepsister send me and my siblings a personal property exemption form ....keep all his personal stuff

My father passed in 2021& his wife last year . My siblings and I Were not even notified of my father's passing until he was buried and gone even his brother wasn't afraid she is up to something

1 Lawyer Answer
Ethan A. Trice
Ethan A. Trice
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Hendersonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: There are a couple forms she could be trying to get you to sign. It sounds like she's trying to get you to waive your inheritance rights. If your father's wife never adopted you and never made a will, realistically the stepsister gets her property. Why she's trying to get you to sign is strange and you can certainly choose not to sign.

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