If you haven't done so already, you need to talk, in person, with a local attorney. He/she will need to review the Will or Trust to advise you what rights you have or don't have.
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Attorneys Wagner and Smolinski have provided you with solid advice. Avvo is great for questions of law, not questions of fact. The terms of a will are the latter, so you will need to have an attorney review the will to determine your rights and to protect the same. Good luck to you.
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You should contact a local Estate Administration Attorney.
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