Question Details:My parents were married for 60 years. My mother died. My father remarried a couple years after that. He died before he and his second wife were married 2 years. He had a will in place before they were married. Does his marriage nullify this Will? Alter it? His widow seems to think she is entitled to everything.
I am so sorry for your loss. No, she is not entitled to everything but she is probably entitled to something. If Oregon allows a Wife to "elect against" a Will then she will receive a poriton of the estate under the law. A right of election is when a Will levaes out a spouse for various reasons and the law states that a Wife can not be disinherited from the estate of a husband. Jointly held assets will go to her automatically. You need a lawyer to help you here. Good luck.