Can my father name step children as heirs


My father died in Fairfax va , created a will in Florida. I’m not sure who to contact as far as probate. But my father says 5 children two are step children. Then exclude biological kids. Which makes me ask a lot of questions. Cause one it’s involving property my father did not own my grandmother is 95 years old turned property over when she went into home . Grandmother did not want step kids. Owning property. My dad had cancer and brain tumors and was heavily medicated at time of signing. This is urgent need to find a attorney that can help in what ever state that the probate being done I just don’t know. Property in Florida he died in va. My mother also still has court order where father was supposed to pay support and didn’t

Marked as spam
Posted by Anonymous
Asked on August 26, 2021 11:09 pm
Public question
Disclaimer: The response posted below is based upon the information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney. No Q&A posting or other communication will be treated as confidential from this website and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Private answer

I'm sorry to hear about the challenges you are facing. Because your father died in Virginia, and the Will was created in Florida, I can't provide any advice concerning your question on whether your father can give property to his stepchildren. Each state's probate laws are different, so you would need to consult with an attorney in Virginia or Florida.

As it concerns your question on opening a probate, I would start with an attorney in Fairfax, Virginia. Typically, a probate is open in the stat e where the person dies. Good luck in your search.

Marked as spam
Posted by Bill Henry (Questions: 1, Answers: 75)
Answered on August 27, 2021 6:43 am