Hayden, ID asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Washington

Q: My father died, without a will, last year, in Washington state. Am I entitled to anything?

My father and his wife were very well off. When he died, suddenly, she sold everything and moved to Idaho. I would imagine the total of their estate was well over a million dollars. I offered to help her, but she denied. She offered me a pair of dad's shoes, which I found odd. I don't know where he's buried. I call the only phone number I know and it's my dad saying to leave a message. I do, and I receive nothing back. There was no obituary in the paper either. I am struggling to keep my head above water. Should I have legally been given something, as the only heir to my father?

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A: Surviving Wife will be an heir also. and will take many assets as the survivor. If you think there are assets, you might probate his Estate as the Administrator. But apparently you know little. Either search out his assets or forget about it.

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