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Does daughter-in-law have inheritance right when father/mother of her husband dead?

Discussion in 'Estate Planning, Creating Wills & Trusts' started by Nguyen, May 27, 2021.

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  1. Nguyen

    Nguyen Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Is there any code allows daughter-in-law / son-in-law inherit the estate of the parent of his/her spouse ?
    If yes, can i know which country's code is it ?
     
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    This site only deals with law in the U.S. and in the U.S. a daughter-in-law (DIL) or or son-in-law (SIL) only inherits from the estate of a decedent if the decedent makes a will and in that will makes a gift to the DIL/SIL. If the decedent leaves nothing to the DIL or SIL in the will then the SIL/DIL gets nothing from the decedent's estate.

    There are about 200 nations in the world, so you'd have quite a project ahead if you want to research the law in each of them to find those (if any) that would give the SIL or DIL the right to inherit
     
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    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    In the U.S., no, unless the spouse's parent has a will that expressly leaves something to the son/daughter-in-law.

    Whether that's true or different in any other country isn't something anyone here is going to be likely to know (but I assume it's the same in other countries whose legal systems derived from English common law).
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    It appears you're posting from the one time lovely city of Saigon, today known as Ho Chi Minh City.

    You might wish to speak with a lawyer in Viet Nam, if that is where this issue surfaced, otherwise seek the counsel of the nation where the deceased person died or held her/his assets.
     
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