No, not unless the second wife adopted you as one of her children. This is a really common and, speaking frankly, dumb mistake.
There are a number of steps you can take in order to sort out how the decedent’s property was owned. Read more here.
Most real property held in community between spouses and domestic partners used to be held in joint tenancy. Since 2001 (and 2003 for domestic partners), California probate law has introduced Community Property with Right of Survivorship (CPWROS).
Maybe. In California, joint tenancy bank accounts are treated differently from joint tenancies in real estate.
Does Community Property Have to Go Through Probate? Well, we have to actually look at the deed to see what it is that is going to happen. You can take title as community property with or without right of survivorship. This matters!
Blended families can make estate administration even more confusing than it already is. View here for more about the process.
In order for a person to change ownership in California, he or she must have a mutual agreement referred to as Transmutation.