What happens when a will is not honoured?

My father passed away in 2008. I have 2 sisters. His wife has 1 daughter. Everything went to the wife, but was to be divided in half at the time of her death. Half to her daughter & the other half to be divided between the 3 of us. We lost touch shortly after my father passed. she didn't return any calls or even acknowledge us. I recently found out on facebook that she passed away last December. I tried messaging her daughter to find out what happened but have not received any info back. My questions are: Should we have been contacted Could the will have been changed Could she have not acknowledged dads will

Asked over 3 years ago in Ontario
Categories: Wills, Estates, Trusts

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Wayne P. L. Cusack

Answer by Wayne P. L. Cusack

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Whether you have any claim will depend upon the way in which your father's Will was written.  You should have it reviewed by a lawyer who can advise you based on what that Will says.

Wayne Cusack

Posted over 3 years ago

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