What can I expect if anything from his will or lack there of? Do I have any rights? Must I be "singled out" in some way as a child who doesn't get anything using a legit court document or if all went to his third wife- is there any way of knowing if my father wanted me to have or not have anything of value from his life on this planet.?
If he died intestate and there was only community property his surviving spouse takes all. Anything else would require considerably more investigation.
This is general advice. You are anonymous. If you PM me i won’t know what it’s about.
If there is a will, you may have been left something, all of it, or nothing.
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