If a Mother Dies While Receiving SSI, Can a Child Get the Benefits?

Answer Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program that pays benefits to low-income people who are unable to work because of a disability. If the disabled person is a single mother with children, the ... Read More »

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If a mother has legal and physical custody of a child and if she dies and leaves her child to her mother in her will can the child's father obtain custody of the baby or will her mother?

United States State laws vary widely in the United States but in almost every state the biological parent has sole rights to custody of the child. If a custodial parent dies the surviving natural p... Read More »

If the father of the adopted child dies and leave everything to the mother and adopted daughter and they are both beneficiaries to all but the mother of the adopted child did not give anything?

A claim against the deceased's estate may be made in probate court when the will is probated. The court will take it under advisement to ascertain if the claimant has a valid, legal claim. But it ... Read More »

Can a mother lose her parental rights if she is receiving benefits from the state?

It depends on the reason she is receiving benefits. If she is mentally disabled or seriously handicapped so as to be unable to care for her child she may lose custody. It depends on the severity of... Read More »

What happens if a child's mother dies but she was not married to the father?

If paternity has been legally established, the father could petition for custody/ guardianship.