What to do if years after the probate on my grandfather’s estate was closed more assets surfaced?

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What to do if years after the probate on my grandfather’s estate was closed more assets surfaced?

The original distribution was 50% to his living daughter and 10% to each of his deceased son’s children. The daughter is now dead leaving her 2 children. How will these new assets be distributed?

Asked on August 5, 2013 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

Nathan Wagner / Law Office of Nathan Wagner

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You would petition the probate court to reopen the case. The daughter's 50% would be distributed according to her will. If she had no will, her 50% would be distributed according to her state's laws of intestacy. If she had no spouse, the assets would probably be distributed equally to her 2 children.  


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