My grandparents passed away in 2008, and my father was the executor of their trust. Most of the estate was settled, with the exception of their house. My father passed away in early 2013, and now the house is about to be sold. How do we determine who gets my father's share of the house money? Since he was alive after they passed, does it go to HIS estate, ie my mother? Or is there specific language we should be looking for in the trust to determine where his share goes? We all live in Michigan.
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Yes, I would start with the trust itself, but likely if he survived your grandparents passing, he and therefore his estate would likely be entitled to his share. Read the trust carefully.