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‘I worry my sister and I will not see anything’: My grandfather married a second time before dying. Do I have any right to an inheritance?

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‘I worry my sister and I will not see anything’: My grandfather married a second time before dying. Do I have any right to an inheritance?

My paternal grandmother died when I was 5 years old. If your grandfather died without a will, his estate will be divided between his wife and his children. If a parent dies without a will in California, for instance, a spouse inherits 100% of the marital property, and one-third of the separate property, while the children — your mother and her siblings, in this case — would inherit the other two-thirds.