If my husband passed away and everything was in his name before we were married, does everything got to his children?

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If my husband passed away and everything was in his name before we were married, does everything got to his children?

This includes property, cars and trucks. He has 2 children from his previous marriage,

Asked on April 23, 2014 under Estate Planning, Pennsylvania

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If your husband left a Will, the provisions of the Will are controlling and determine inheritance.

If your husband did NOT leave a Will, the rules of intestate succession determine inheritance.  Intestate means dying without a Will.  Under the rules of intestate succession, you as the surviving spouse inherit your husband's entire estate.

If there had not been a surviving spouse, the children would inherit equal shares of the estate. 


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