Our father passed away and left his biological children each $5 and step children everything. Can we sue?

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Our father left his step children everything. Can we sue his estate for him being a dead beat?  He banked all his money, didn’t support his kids, and all these years he owned a house, 2 cars, had a pension fund and two bank accounts. He left us nothing. Is there anything we can do?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Assuming that there was a child support order from the court, then yes his estate can be sued by the mother and possibly by the children. If no court orders, you could still make a claim against the estate (assuming there are sufficient assets in the estate) if you can prove paternity (unless parents were married, then paternity not an issue). Consult a attorney to get more information.

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