husband passed away. left unknown will with brother in Israel naming two brothers in Israel as beneficiaries
I am sorry for your loss. Unless the total of assets in probate are under $100,000, whereby you and any minor children are entitled to a set aside of the entirety of the property, you may not have any claim to his assets. You are entitled to your 1/2 of the community property. Your husband was able to give his 1/2 of the community property and any of his separate property to whomever he chose if his probate assets exceeded $100,000. You should meet with an attorney to address the specifics.
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