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Asked on: 9/12/13, 9:30 am

Ohio- My Aunt & Uncle raised me from the time I was seven, along with 3 of my siblings. They adopted my youngest sister due to her being a baby at the time our family was split up. They also have have three adopted children. From the time they took us in they insisted that we call them our parents (Ma & Pa) I was not allowed to refer to them as my aunt & uncle. Fast forward to today, Pa passed away 3 years ago, Ma just died a week ago. There is a will that names all of us with a percentage of our inheritance. The three adopted children with approx 20% each and then my sister who was adopted less %, then myself, my brother and lastly my other sister. There is no mention of the three properties they own or their personal property. There is a trust which I believe states that the rest will be divided evenly between the heirs? My adopted cousins want the trust to be interperted that ONLY the adopt split the proceeds from the houses and contents? Do I have any legal standing to be considered an "heir"? This is in Ohio (44040). I live in Vermont.

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