Father's house

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    My stepmother died, and had been living in the house that my father built before he married her. can I legally request that half of the house be given to me?


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    Rustee,
    The answer to that question hinges upon the state law where you live, and upon what sort of estate planning your father had in place at his death. It would also be useful to know whether your mother had any interest in the property. It sounds like your stepmother had at least a life estate in the house, allowing her to live there the remainder of her life. He may have conveyed his interest in the house to her in a will. He can only convey his interst. In many community property states, children end up having property rights but it is impossible to answer your question. You really should visit with an attorney in your area who deals in estates and probate law.
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