Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Tennessee

My stepmother keep me from my father until he passed this year,do I have birth rights as a paternel child to his estate

Asked on 12/04/11, 11:08 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Ryan Nevin Nevin Law Firm

As a son of the deceased, you are an heir to his estate. If their was a Will, then that Will is going to control the distribution of any property. If there was no Will, then the estate assets will pass to the heirs according to TN statute. Also, as an heir, you have the right to Petition the Probate Court to probate your father's estate if the stepmother is refusing to do so.

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Answered on 12/05/11, 1:29 pm

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