I have done my share of homework on Kentucky intestacy laws.My problem is I can not afford an attorney & statute of limitation to claim rights to the estate (3 yrs) is only 5 mos. away. The surviving spouse,my step-mom, claims my father didn't leave anything to us but sensing something wasn't right I obtained a copy of my fathers deed (property valued 300K) which I showed to my attorney freind here in another state & was told No Rights of Survivorship. Which meant I was entitled to a rather large share of the property. Since she is avoiding probate what are my options? Remember I can not afford an attorney? Can I send a letter to her demanding a portion of the estate? As angry as I am over this I still do not want her to lose the house. Thank you!!!!!!!!