ASK A LAWYER: PRETERMITTED CHILDREN AND SPOUSES
Wed, May 15th 2013 Columns
V. S. of Horseshoe Beach asks:
"My father died a few months ago and I have a question about what I am entitled to inherit from his estate, if anything. He had a Last Will and Testament, but since he made the Will before I was born, I am left out. Also, he married another woman after my mother, his first wife, died, and the new wife isn`t mentioned in the Will, either. To further complicate things, he adopted one of her children from a prior marriage. What rights do my step-mother and I have? And does the adopted child have the same rights I do?"