Thanks for the replies! That answered my questions. In anticipation of a possible problem, from dealer yesterday picking up bike I called and added complete coverage. At least for a month until the rage settles down! Long story short. My wife/ her mom had a fatal disease for a yr. Died recently, and I had life insurance,spouse coverage, from work that I paid for monthly. Step daughter wanted some money. B%#$%$ ich.
Maurice - Sorry to hear of yours and her loss. How long were you married before her passing? I guess we should have asked. How old is the step daughter & does she live with you? My original thought was that you were still married and that a teen aged daughter might be looking for retribution for you having (recently) married her mom and taken after her mother's attention from her but that doesn't sound like the case. You have to remember that she just had HER mother die so like you, she is in mourning.
Since you and your step daughter don't get along, she may have felt that the ONLY inheritance she might get would have been with her Mom's passing. If you do still take care of her, she is in your will & if you did materially get something out of the entire event (like a house she came into the marriage with), then you may want to re-assure her that she will be looked after in your will.
Of course, if her mom had arranged for a will prior to passing, none of this would be an issue as she could have outlined EXACTLY what the daughter was "due" in a legal document. If all that was done and the daughter DID get something but wants more well then... Yea, she sounds like a captial B and better enough left alone and protect YOUR property to the point of potentially putting restraining orders against her.
As you can tell, I have some experience in a similar situation which is the only reason I even wrote this small portion. Hope you get everything straight between the two of you as family is more important than "Things", even distant families...