My exhusband died on 12/19/12 unexpectedly and had no will. My 3 children all over 21 are not receiving one red cent from his estate estimated value $500,000, his second wife is keeping it all and says that since he did not have a will it is none of their business what is in the accounts and so they are not receiving any money, is this legal or can they do something about this?
1 Answer from Attorneys
If the three children are all children of yours RATHER THAN children of the surviving spouse, they have a right to split that portion of the estate that is not marital property. This is governed by 852.01 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
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