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Who is the next of kin where a divorced male with two adult children plus his mother dies without a will?

Summit, NY |

Male was 53 years of age. Has two adult children by his first wife.
Male was divorced from two wives
Has an elderly (73) mother surviving him.

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The children are the next of kin. Which ever one petitions first will be appointed Administrator of his estate. The estate will be split between them.

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The children would be next of kin.

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Yes as an intestate, his assets would be divided equally between the two children.


Children equally intestate.

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