Do her two stepdaughters have legal right to the property? 4 Answers as of December 17, 2015

My aunt died in March with no will. Her husband died 14 years prior, also with no will. She is survived by her two sisters.

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Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
In California, if she adopted the two step children, then they take as though they were her own children. If not, then her two sisters would inherit the property. If her late husband had any separate property, his estate has to be probated [the community property would pass to her, but as to any title to real property, such as their house, paperwork for the County assessor's office should have been filled out when he died].
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/17/2015
Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Two sisters are heirs.
Answer Applies to: California
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Law Office Of Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid | Victor Waid
Only the sisters of your aunt are entitled to share the aunt's estate, assuming the two step daughters are not legally adopted by the deceased aunt.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/17/2015
Law Office of Patricia A. Simmons
Law Office of Patricia A. Simmons | Patrica A Simmons
The step-daughters need to contact an attorney to discuss what, if any options they made have. They should bring a copy of the grant deed to the real property with them.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/17/2015
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