My stepfather left a trust for my two sisters, not me. One sister thinks the estate should be divided equally three ways, while the other just gave me some of the money and said that's it. Can I be cut out of an equal share of the estate like that? — Reader, via email
A.: Under the law, a decedent has no obligation to leave money to anyone other than a spouse. Any child, adopted or natural, can be left out of a will, trust or other document.
For whatever reason, your stepfather chose to leave you out, and his daughters have no obligation to share. I don't see where you have any legal rights to any of this money unless you can demonstrate that undo pressure was placed on your stepfather shortly before his demise or that he suffered