my father left a living trust his third wife survived him and she has now passed, she was not included in the trust, they each had separate property I am wanting to buy out my siblings for the house do I have to include my stepmother and her children?
There are way too many questions that would need to be answered and facts analyzed to give a simplistic answer to your question.
Did the surviving spouse have a prenuptial contract with your deceased father? If not, did she file any action with respect to his failure to include her in the trust?
Has the statute of limitations expired so that someone on her behalf cannot file an action?
How many heirs at law did your father have? (Surviving children and descendants of deceased children)
What are the actual terms of your father’s trust with respect to the home?
Is the home title to the trust?
The first step would be to have an opinion about the trust & the status of legal title to the land in question.
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