Children of Legal Separation Parents

Hi Children 2,

Welcome to our website. I hope you will find the information on the site to be helpful.

Regarding your inheritance questions, your husband’s parents’ separation probably won’t affect your husband’s ability to inherit from their respective estates. As far as his mother’s or father’s rights to inherit from each other, it would depend on whether or not they had a signed and notarized separation agreement, and if that agreement waived their mutual rights to each other’s estates.

I hope that helps answer your questions.

Take care,

Shonnese D. Stanback
The Rosen Law Firm
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Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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