We live in California.
My Great Grandmother did not leave a will or power of attorney.
She has two living children A daugther and a son.
Her son has not spoken to her because of personal issues for more than thirty (30) years. Her Daughter has been here with her till the very end, caring for her. She was 98 years old.
What are the daughters rights to the estate, property, etc.?
What will happen if the Son decides to come and try to take property or estate? Morally he does not deserve anything since he disowned his mother.
What legal route can the daughter go to stop him from getting anything?
I have no knowledge of the legal system.
Any help or direction will be greatly appreciated.