Who Can Cut You Off from Probate

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Can My Stepfather Cut Me Out of Probate?

Whether or not your stepfather can cut you out of the probate is up for debate. This can be a very tricky question to answer, and one that should be answered by a lawyer experienced in probate law.

Law of Intestacy

Generally, the law of intestacy dictates how an estate is distributed when a parent dies without a will. If the parents are married, half of their estate goes to the surviving spouse and the other half to the children. If a stepchild is alive at the time of the mother’s death, then that child gets a portion of the estate as well.

Probate Attorney

In the United Kingdom, the law of intestacy isn’t exactly a universal law, and it’s best to consult an attorney who specializes in probate law. The most important thing to know is that a stepbrother cannot legally make his way into your estate without a valid grant of representation.


If you are a stepchild, you might be lucky to get an inheritance, but you might not be so lucky if your stepfather has left everything in his will. This might be the case if the house is titled jointly to you and your sister, or if you are a beneficiary of a prior will.


On the other hand, if you are a ‘life interest’ or ‘property trust’ will, you may have the ability to use your assets during your lifetime. The main beneficiaries of these wills are your spouse, your children, and your stepchildren if any.

Free consultation from one of the best Law Firms

If you have questions, you can get a free consultation with the Best Probate Lawyers.

Parklin Law – Probate Lawyer
5772 W 8030 S, # N206
West Jordan UT 84081
(801) 618-0699
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Disclaimer: This is not legal advice and is simply an answer to a question and that if legal advice is sought to contact a licensed attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction.

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Parklin Law

5772 W 8030 S, # N206
West Jordan UT 84081
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Tooele, Utah

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tooele, Utah
Tooele City Hall

Tooele City Hall

The Greatest City in Utah[1]
Location in Tooele County and the state of Utah

Location in Tooele County and the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the United States

Location of Utah in the United States
Coordinates: 40°32′11″N 112°17′52″WCoordinates40°32′11″N 112°17′52″W
Country United States
State Utah
County Tooele
Settled 1851

 • Type Mayor/City Council
 • Mayor Debbie Winn[2]

 • Total 24.16 sq mi (62.57 km2)
 • Land 24.14 sq mi (62.52 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)

5,050 ft (1,537 m)

 • Total 35,742
 • Density 1,480.61/sq mi (571.69/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code 435
FIPS code 49-76680[4]
GNIS feature ID 1433590[5]
Website [4] http://tooelecity.org/

Tooele (/tˈwɪlə/ too-WIL-ə) is a city in Tooele County in the U.S. state of Utah. The population was 35,742 at the 2020 census.[6] It is the county seat of Tooele County.[7] Located approximately 30 minutes southwest of Salt Lake City, Tooele is known for Tooele Army Depot, for its views of the nearby Oquirrh Mountains and the Great Salt Lake.

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