My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Maryland
- My grandmother was previously married and had four children, who have since produced ten grandchildren.
- She remarried and had no children from this marriage.
- In her second marriage, she was asked to live on my step-grandfather's farm.
- My step-grandfather has 1/3 interest in the farm, which he inherited from his father upon his death, with his two other siblings.
- My step-grandfather has one son; my step-grandfather's siblings have no children.
- The land was in the possession of my step-grandfather's father when my grandmother and step-grandfather decided to erect a house on the property.
- The house was purchased in full by my grandmother.
- The title is in her name, and my step-grandfather's name does not exist anywhere on any legal document concerning the house--only the land.
- My grandmother intends to bequeath all of her property, assets, and possessions to her children and grandchildren.
Will my grandmother be able to bequeath the house she owns to her heirs regardless of the fact that it sits on my step-grandfather's (and his heirs') property?
Are there any potential challenges that my step-grandfather or his heirs can substantially raise that could affect the inheritance to my grandmother's children?
Thank you for your advice and suggestions.