Are mothers of the deceased generally their heirs? 27 Answers as of May 14, 2013

My father passed. I am his only child and he wasn't married. His only surviving relatives are myself and his mother. There is no will. Am I his heir or do we split assets?

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Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
His children would be in the first line of heirs and get everything. I assume he never married or got a divorce from your mother, or she pre-deceased him.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/14/2013
Law Office Of Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid | Victor Waid
You are his heir.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/10/2013
Law Offices of Terrell Monks
Law Offices of Terrell Monks | Terrell Monks
In Oklahoma the child is generally the heir under that relationship fact pattern.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
Replied: 5/10/2013
Frederick & Frederick PLC | James P Frederick
You are the heir. The mother gets nothing.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/10/2013
HARRIS LAW FIRM | Jonathan Curry Harris
Child is sole heir.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 5/10/2013
    Charles E. Dorwart, P.C., L.L.O.
    Charles E. Dorwart, P.C., L.L.O. | Charles E. Dorwart
    Under the Nebraska laws of intestacy you are the primary heir as a lineal descendant. His mother would only have an interest if you had died first.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 5/9/2013
    Arthur H. Geffen, P.C.
    Arthur H. Geffen, P.C. | Arthur Geffen
    Under Texas law, if you are the only child and there is no spouse, you are the only heir.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 5/9/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    In Michigan you would be the only heir at law.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/9/2013
    The Schreiber Law Firm
    The Schreiber Law Firm | Jeffrey D. Schreiber
    If someone dies without a will, then the intestacy laws of the state where the deceased lived decide who is entitled to inherit. Each state has different laws as the order of inheritance, so you would have to consult a probate attorney in that state as to what the law is on intestate succession.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/9/2013
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