Do step-grandchildren have inheritance rights?
Question Details: My step-grandfather passed away; he was married to my grandmother who died a little over 2 years ago. My brothers land I lived with my step-grandfather basically our entire lives. Anyway, his side of the family is in the process of trying to get administration of estate seeing as how there is no Will. My 3 brothers and I were beneficiaries on his life insurance. Do we have any rights even though we are considered "step-grandchildren"? He had no children of his own, just siblings.
Because you and your brothers were beneficiaries of the life insurance, then you should receive the life insurance proceeds. However, you would not inherit your step-grandfather's other assets. Those other assets would pass according to the laws of intestacy to his side of the family.