Terrence H Thorgaard's answer You have failed to indicate what, if any, claim you have to the house. If the will was probated, and the house conveyed to your mother and uncle, you have no right to force them to sell it to you.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer If your grandparents had validly executed (while they were still mentally competent) wills, their estate passes by the terms of the wills. If not, by the intestacy statutes. I don't believe there is anything that would compensate you for taking care of them.
Ben F Meek III's answer Generally, your father, if he is still mentally competent and capable of forming testamentary intent, can make a will leaving his property to whomever he wishes. If he agrees with you, have him make a will leaving you the property. If he doesn't make a will, you alone would inherit the property only if you were his sole living heir when he dies - no siblings or children of deceased siblings, etc. I strongly recommend having a lawyer near your father prepare the will at your father's direction...
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer Do you mean "express contRact terms"? If so, it would be words, phrases, sentences, etc., used "expressly", or actually, in the text of a written contract, rather than merely implied.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer If I understand the question, your ex-husband has died, and you are asking whether you have the right to inherit any portion of his estate. No, assuming that the divorce was effective before he died, and that he did not provide for you in a will, you have no inheritance rights at all. You would, however, be entitled to the piano if it was awarded to you in the divorce.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer It is doubtful. If the proceeds of the policy escheated to the Territory of Alaska some 90 years ago, the statute of limitations on claiming the funds has probably long-since passed.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer The Alaska Bar Association has procedures for the handling of a deceased lawyer's caseload. Since this question was asked almost four years ago, I will assume that the problem has been dealt with. If not, let me know and we can discuss my looking into it for you.
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