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My grandparents created a will in 1973. It states that their property is to be divided between their five children. My mom died before either of them. My Grandfather died, then my uncle. The will was never rewritten. My grandmother died last year. The obvious part is that the three living children get at least 1/5 of the property. They tell me that my sister and I are to get 1/5, the portion that would have been left to our mother. Here's the part that confuses me. My uncle married his long-time girlfriend a couple years before he died. She had three children from a previous marriage (I don't think they ever lived with him). She died a few years after my uncle. Legally, are her children (my uncle's stepchildren) entitled to the 1/5 that he would have inherited? It seems odd to me because they never met my grandparents, nor are they blood relatives. I'm not sure how the law works in this case though.
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