My grandmother sold her family house to my dad about 10 years ago when she retired. When she moved to a smaller apartment, she left some family heirlooms, nothing expensive, bit sentimental in the house ( the house was her parents house ). She didn't give him the items, she just felt they were safe there since they had always been there. My dad got married about 2 years ago and passed away last February. My dad left the house to his wife. My grandmother would like to get some of her parents things out of the house. The wife is not being very cooperative. Does my grandmother have any rights?
It may be possible for your grandmother to get a court order establishing her ownership of the items in question. See RCW 11.96A. (http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=11.96A).
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