What do I need to know to claim what's rightfully mine and do I need a paternity test to prove that he is my father? 1 Answers as of April 21, 2017

My father was married to another woman and had two daughters with her. He passed away last month.

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The question is was he ever declared to be your legal father in a court of law. This would be the case if there was a child support order or a parenting plan or some a custody order. In the absence of any such legal determination, some states allow a post mortem paternity test. All of that assumes of course, that he did not leave a will, name you as his child and then leave you nothing. If he did, then you get nothing as all that is required is that he name you.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 4/21/2017
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