And honestly, this case already made it through to supreme court. I think the legal professionals would have figured it out long ago if this was a case of "ops, forgot to put my name on the estate". I don't believe any of us, and correct me if I'm wrong, know the law like the people who work with it everyday.
If this was her husband she would (as far as I know) automatically squire the estate, tax free. She was engaged, and living with her, then eventually married for 45 years... They clearly aren't "just friends" , they might as well be strangers in the eyes of the federal government.
Posted via Mobile Device