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Can a direct blood heir be excluded from any& all inheratence if incarcerated in ca, prison for indetermanate sentence of murder

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There was no will found and my Father wanted both of his daughters taken care of.I am the only other heir except grandkids etc. .I was told I could set up some kind of trust with an attorney's help for my sister when and if she is released/paroled.If there is any thing left after probate .Any suggestions

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If there is only 2 daughters, BOTH daughters are the heirs if there is no will. Even the incarcerated daughter is entitled to her inheritance. Certainly setting up a trust for her benefit is a good idea. At a minimum, the money should be placed in an account for her benefit. The bottom line is whether she is in jail for life or not, she is a heir and entitled to her inheritance. Keep in mind however, if restitution is ordered in her criminal case, the inheritance can be used to satisfy that restitution order.


This is a wills and trust issue. I would suggest contacting a wills and trust attorney. Many wills and trusts attorneys provided a free consultation.

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This question should be sent to the probate section. A good probate (wills and trusts) attorney will be able to know this answer and advise you.

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