Wills say it all, and that's why people should have one (even people in their 20s if they have personal posessions or property.) If this person in Virginia has left a Will, then the only way step-children would get any portion of the Estate is if that deceased has provided this in his/her Will. As step-children, and if you feel it's unfair then you can "contest this Will." If the person died intestate, a stepchild will be considered an heir by operation of law only if the stepchild was legally adopted by the deceased party. Otherwise the will determines who the heirs are.
Generally, you would be considered an heir at law only if you were legally adopted and only to the extent provided by the laws in your jurisdiction unless you are mentioned as a beneficiary under the will. In New Jersey even if you were not adopted you would be entitled to a share of your stepfather's estate only on the slight condition that there is no will, no surviving spouse or domestic partner, no surviving descendants and no surviving grandparents or descendants of grandparents. NJSA 3B:5-4(f). This statue does not make stepchildren heirs at law on a par with natural and adopted children. Natural and adopted children (and their descendants) will still take to the exclusion of stepchildren. It merely saves an estate from escheating to the state in absence of heirs at law and gives it to stepchildren rather than to the state.
If the named beneficiary was alive when the person leaving them something in a will died, then yes it would go to the heirs the named beneficiary. However if the named beneficiary died before the person leaving them something in a will died, then no the named beneficiaries heirs would get nothing. You can not leave a dead person an inheritance.
The heirs aren't the persons with the authority to "handle" an estate at all. If a person died owning property their estate must be probated, an estate representative must be appointed and the debts of the estate must be paid before any property is distributed to the heirs. Probate laws govern the distribution of a decedent's estate regarding creditors and heirs. If the court appointed estate representative mishandles the estate they are held personally responsible. If heirs convert assets to their own use, with or without the appointment of an estate representative, the "heirs" are held personally responsible and may find themselves in court for taking the decedent's property and not paying the creditors and/or the other heirs.
A decedent's heirs are those persons who would inherit his or her property if the decedent died without a will. A living person has no heirs, although a living person may have heirs presumptive, or a person could be an heir apparent to a living person. A person who dies without a will is intestate. All of the states and the District of Columbia have statutes describing who is entitled to received the decedent's estate. There is a wide variation in these state laws. Usually the surviving sposue, if any, is eneitled to a share, then children or more remote issue, or if none, then parenst, followed by brothers and sisters, cousins, and so forth.
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