I live in Texas and my brother lived in Califorina, he killed his self and left everything to his wife .She dyed 2 days lather and left everything to her kids . I asked to she a copy of the will and her son said no.Is there anthing I can do
First, assuming that you brother died in California where he lived, the probate of his estate would take place in California. California's law of intestate succession how determine how his assets would be divided. It get somewhat because it would depend on whether the property was community property or separate property. (California is a community property state, as is Texas and a few other state.)
As to his wife's estate, she can only give away what she owned and what she owned band's estate apparently has not yet been judicially determined. If you wish to probate for father's estate, you will need to do so in California and will most likely need an attorney in California to assist you.
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