Can heirs and assigns include a wife or must it be a blood relative?
Question Details: My husband, his sister and their heirs and assigns are listed on the deed to my father-in-law's house. My father-in-law also has a life estate. I am my husband's sole beneficiary. If my husband passes before his father and the deed is not changed, will I inherit half the house when his father dies?
Yes, a wife can be an heir or assign. If you are your husband's sole beneficiary (e.g. of his will; or if there is no will, there are no children who might also inherit with you under instestate succession, or the rules for who gets what when there is no will), then if your husband passes before you, you will inherit his share or interest.
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