My “brother-in-law” has lived with my sister for 30 years. Both people have frequently represented themselves to others as married. Both have shared joint checking accounts. However, they have always filed separate tax returns. Both have their own grown children. My sister now wants to give her (not yet dissolved) family partnership property to her own kids rather than jointly share it with my brother-in-law. But my brother-in-law is understandably concerned about this. My sister apparently does not want to share her inheritance with him and cannot give the partnership shares to her offspring before dissolution. Is there a precedent that can be sited here?
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