Parents Died from COVID-19 - No Wills - But Left Emails for Me to Inherit Home. Is this Legal?

Attorney Thomas B. Burton discusses a recent question addressed to the Moneyist columnist for Marketwatch.com. The questioner's parent's passed away within three weeks of each other from COVID-19, but left emails stating they wished for one daughter to inherit the home. The parents and the home is located in the state of Texas. Attorney Burton discusses the facts as presented in this question and provides an analysis of how this would play out under Wisconsin law. Attorney Burton also provides useful tips and advice on how to avoid this type of situation with your own estate planning.


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