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What is an appropriate answer when asked "What is the relationship between a son-in-law and a dead mother-in-law?

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This is a case of a decedent estate with no will and very few relatives alive. A dead mother-in-law to a living son-in-law, did their relationship ended with the death of the mother-in-law?

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There is probably no legal relationship. However, if you have children, they would be heirs of their grandmother.

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As far an inheritance?
Is your wife living?
Anyone in blood line would have preference.

The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.

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I'm not really sure the context of this. You are the parent of her grandkids if there are any? You are marrried to the decedent's daugther? I'm not being smart I just don't know who's asking and for what purpose - the relationship is defined by the word son-in-law.

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