If your daughter's father is well enough and has the capacity to do so, he could make a will.
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You should speak to an estate attorney.
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Your daughter's father should consult an estate attorney. Often, when a client is very ill attorneys are willing to do house visits. You may also want to consult an estate attorney separately to protect your daughter's interest. If there is no will, the estate will likely pass through intestacy and someone will have to petition the court to become Administrator, which is similar to an executor. The Administrator will distribute the assets of the estate by the laws of intestacy.
Your daughter is her father's sole heir at law. Is she a minor? You will need to retain a lawyer to bring a petition for administration of the father's estate. You cannot go this alone.
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Get him to sign a will right away. So long as he has capacity, we can sign a will and potentially save you years of litigation.
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Like others, my first advice would be to have the father make a new will as quickly as possible. Often members of the national Academy of Elder Law attorneys are available and will even make house calls. You can find a member of the Academy at www.naela.org. In addition, if your daughter is a minor it may be important that you be formally appointed as her guardian. Even if you are your daughters custodian, if she is to have a claim against her father's estate she may need to have a guardian or, as it is sometimes called, a conservator, to act in her best interest with the court. The court may also appoint a guardian ad litem during the pendency of any probate. However, the most important thing is for the child's father to see a lawyer and if it all possible make it will, and also for you to contact an attorney as well to get the best possible legal advice.