My stepfather died without leaving a will. Two weeks later my mother died. My mother did leave a will leaving her entire estate to my sister and I.My stepfather had no children but he did have two brothers. We have been told that through intestacy his estate would go to my mother, and then to my sister and I. How long is the waiting period in Kansas before his estate becomes intestate?
There is no waiting period. If a person dies without a will, the estate is automatically considered an intestate estate. You will need to resolve your stepfather's intestate estate before you will be able to probate your mother's will. You should hire a probate attorney in Kansas to help you resolve both estates. Many attorneys offer a free consultation. Good luck to you and I am sorry for your losses.
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Ms Key has explained the situation well and I agree with her that it is immediately intestate.
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