Are we entitled to anything that my dad left us after his wife died?
Question Details: My dad died about 8 years. ago and due to joint tenancy with right of survivorship, his wife is owner of the house. My dad had a Will that split the estate to go 1/2 to his kids and 1/2 to her kids. She died and did not have a Will.
If he had a will leaving 1/2 to his children, his children were entitled to 1/2 of whatever he owned other than anything he owned with someone as "joint tenants with right of survivorship" (JTROS) or which was owned "transfer on death" (TOD) or "pay on death" (POD). Anything owned JTROS, POD, or TOD bypassed his estate and went directly to his joint tenant (owner) or the POD/TOD beneficiary.
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