My aunt wants to leave me her house since both her son and husband died. Will I have to fight my cousins ex-wife and step daught
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You aunt needs to put you into her will or on a deed. Get her to an attorney.
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Your aunt should meet with an attorney to set this up in the best way possible, not only for her, but to also make it as difficult to challenge, as possible. There is no estate planning that can be done that cannot be contested, if someone is inclined to do so. But you can make it more difficult for them and perhaps less likely that they will want to contest it, in the first place.
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Without a will, your aunt's property will go to your aunt's heirs at law upon death. Who are your aunt's heirs at law? We can't really say without talking to your aunt and finding out who her other living family members are. If she wants to leave her property to people who aren't in line to inherit as heirs at law, she needs to make a will or trust, or perhaps a lady bird deed. An estate planning attorney in your aunt's area can help her to do this.
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Your aunt needs to see an attorney and create an estate plan that clearly expresses her wishes. That is the best way to avoid problems at her death. Best of luck to you.