I live in nc. my father just died in july 2011. many times over the years, my dad told my brother and i that there was money set aside for us at the time of his death. a few months before he passed, he put my step moms name on his account so she could pay his bills from the account. he died quicker than he thought, didnt have a will and now she is completely ignoring my brother and i. she refuses to give us any money and claims there isnt any, but wont let us see any bank statements. she also refuses to share any of his assets with us, no matter how small..there is a lot more to it, but that is it in a nut shell. do my dads adult children have any rights? we were not estranged; in fact very close. at this point in time, his wife and stepchildren will inherit his entire estate, leaving my brother, i and my nephews with nothing. we feel helpless and have no idea what to do.