Does inheritance left to my husband pass to me in his death?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 21, 2016
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My husband died in 2010, his sister just passed away. In her will my husband was left her property, does that now pass on to me? She had no husband or children and has provided for her neice and nephews in a separate portion of the will. I have a copy of the will, which is unsigned and as of yet they have not found the original.

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The answer totally depends on what the will says and what the legal rules are in your state. There is no universal answer, so you will need to get a copy of her will and bring it to a lawyer who is experienced in probate matters in your state to get the answer to your question.