Asked about 2 years ago - Peoria, ILFlag
My boyriend of 14 years died and we have a child together. He also has another child who is in their 20s. what are my rights. He and I lived together for 14 years, we have a 10 year old. A lot of his property is still here but the 20s child has his motorcycle. He did not have a will or anything. I think she should sell the motorcycle and half of that should go to my child. Am I entitled to anything? 14 years is a long time but we were never married.
I am sorry for your loss.
The law requires marriage in Illinois for you to have gotten everything. Without a will, then the law says next of kin takes everything in an intestate situation such as this. The next of kin is the 20 year-old child. Your 10 year old, if not provided for in a will, gets zero.
These are sad times and unfortunately the laws that protect you in this circumstance were not used while your boyfriend was alive.
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