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Asked on: 7/16/04, 5:50 pm

how to find heirs if you don't know who they are

My grandfather died without a will. His 4th wife lives in the house and wants to sell it. We have marriage certificates on all 4 marriages, but cannot find the 3rd wife's divorce papers because we don't know which county they were divorced in. We also know that children from the 2nd and 3rd marriage existed but do not know how to find out who they are. How do we find out who all these children are so that we can clear the title for her to sell the house? She doesn't remember their names either. How do we find a divorce decree on the 3rd marriage if we don't know which county they were divorced in? If we can't find divorce papers on the 3rd wife, does that mean the 4th wife isn't really his wife? If she isn't, and the house is in both their names, what can she do with the house?

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