My husband's father passed away in May. He lived in Ottawa with his 2nd wife and we live in the US.
We visited as his father was dying in the hospital and his father told my husband quote, "I have money and it is all yours." My husband is an only child. His father passed one week later. There was no funeral. There is a memorial for friends being hosted by his wife in August, his birthday month.
We are going to attend.
There has been no mention of the will or any of his possessions between my husband and his stepmother. She did tell me personally during the visit that Canadian law states that everything that was his will be hers. I didn't tell my husband this until after we headed back to the US. She never mentioned anthing about the will at any time to my husband.
Knowing there was a will, how can we find out if my husband is entitled to anything? Being an only child I would think he could have at least a few little things that belonged to his father to pass down thru the family. She has no children of her own, but we suspect she will not leave anything to my husband but to her living brothers or friends in Canada.
Is there anything we can do and how can we tackfully ask her about the will?
He was 74 and she is 72. Any advice please???????????????