Question Details: I wasn't mentioned in my grandmother's Will but the court has named me a legal heir. However, I'm not sure what exactly that means. I keep being told that I was excluded but the courts keep sending me stuff.
There is no one size fits all answer. Generally, if the court has named you an heir despite not being in the will, that means that either the will was found invalid or the will did not fully dispose of or address everything your grandmother owned; in these cases, if there was no valid will, or the will was not comprehensive, anything not going by will goes by "intestate succession," which is the rules for who gets what when there is no will. But who inherits how much depends on what relatives there were: was your grandmother married when she passed away or not? How many children did she have? Of those, if any passed away before how, how many children (i.e. grandchildren of your grandmother) did the ones who died have? Etc. There are too many variables and issues for us to tell you what you might be entitled to.
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