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Clare, Solicitor
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My half sister died in February, her father had his parental

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My half sister died in February, her father had his parental responsibilities taken away when she accused him of sexual abuse . She was under the care of social services from the age of 15 until she died . She had a mental illness . Can her father claim her assets ? She died intestate.
JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?
Customer: Uk
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: I dont have any documents but I am asking social services for them . A daughter fromhis from his 1st marriage has since come forward saying he did the same to her .
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No

My name is ***** ***** I shall do my best to help you. I am reviewing your question now, and will respond further within a few minutes

is her mother still alive?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
No our mother passed away in 1997 when my sister was 15 .

I am sorry for your losses

Sadly I have more bad news.

Intestacy rules are strictly about biological relationships and her father is indeed entitled to her estate however morally abhorrent that is

I am so sorry that the news is not good, please ask if you need further details

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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Hi Clare, so even though my sister was made a ward of court and her father was told he was to have no contact whatsoever, he can still claim her assets . Absolutely devastating.

I am sorry but yes this is the case UNLESS a Stautory Will was made whilst she was alive - unlikely I am afraid as someone woudl have known about it