My father has died and I do not get along with my stepmother. My father made no arrangements during his lifetime. What are the rights of his wife and mine?

If your father did not make any provision during his lifetime, your stepmother, as a surviving spouse, can claim one-quarter of your father's patrimony.It also has for one year the temporary right to housing on its main residence.

In the same year, she may opt for the lifetime right to housing, which gives her the possibility of occupying the matrimonial home until her death.

The value of this right shall be deducted from his share of the estate.