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Asked on: 7/11/13, 6:49 pm

My father recently passed away. He lived in California until the day of his death. He was remarried to a woman for 20 yrs. She remains alive. He was 82 yrs old. They have a home in both names in California. They had separate banks with both savings and cking accts but her name was on his bank accounts. 2 weeks before my dads death he wrote a short will in his handwriting as a notary was present stating upon his death that "all" his assets and property would be "equally" divided between his grandson (also lives in California) and his wife. But his wife is not complying with this will. My father left a house, life ins., and a bank account. All assets in California. My question is this...since the wife is not complying to the will are myself and my siblings entitled to anything?.. the deed is in both their names, along with bank accts and she is named as beneficiary on the his life ins....or what role does the will play now?

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