Will children of first cousin inhered if there is still first cousin alive in the state of Tennessee ?

Asked about 2 years ago - Knoxville, TN

First cousin are the next of kin alive.

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    Answered . It is not really clear from your question all the information necessary to answer your question. Was there a will from the person who died? Are the children of first cousin the children of a living first cousin or deceased first cousin?

    If the person who died did not have a will, and there was no spouse or children, and if there are no living parents, no living brothers or sisters, no living nieces or nephews or their descendants, no living aunts or uncles, then first cousins would be next in line.

    As this gets quite complex, you should consult a probate attorney in your area.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice nor form an attorney client relationship. I am not your lawyer. If... more
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    Answered . I agree with Jon's answer. If there is no will and if first cousins are the next of kin as defined under the laws of intestacy, then the children of a deceased first cousin would take that deceased cousin's share.

    LEGAL DISCLAIMER-An attorney can only give you competent legal advice if he or she knows all the facts and is... more
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    Answered . It depends on whether there is a Will or not. Matthew Duggin is a probate attorney in Knovxille can probably advise you. His number is (865) 357-9988.

    If you would like a consultation, call (865) 522-9000 to make an appointment. The information you obtain at... more

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Probate is the legal process for proving a will valid or invalid, appointing an executor, and distributing estate assets according to the will or state law.

Intestacy and probate

Intestacy occurs if someone dies without a valid will. In this case, the estate goes to probate and is distributed according to the state's intestacy laws.

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