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    What happens when someone passes away without a Will?

    Asked Oct 21, 2011, 01:08 PM 4 Answers
    My mother in Texas passed away without a Will. There are Houses and property, including money under her name. I am the only child and my step-father was married for 25 years to my mom.

    What am I entitled to?

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    Oct 21, 2011, 01:21 PM


    If your mom and step father were married at the time of her passing, then he gets all 1/2 the community property and 1/3 of non community property. You get the rest.

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    Oct 21, 2011, 01:23 PM


    Is her husbands name on the house, or property or money
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    Oct 21, 2011, 01:37 PM


    Why did you report my post as bad ?

    We need more info, I answered to the best of our ability with what little info you gave us.

    If you want to add more info, which you need to add lots of more info, for any type of answer, you answer your own thread. By reporting my thread, you told the moderators that I posted something offensive or wrong
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    Oct 21, 2011, 03:20 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ScottGem View Post
    If your mom and step father were married at the time of her passing, then he gets all 1/2 the community property and 1/3 of non community property. You get the rest.

    Intestate Succession -- Texas
    Often, depending on how the property was titled, it's not automatic.

    Someone may also need to apply to the probate court to be appointed personal representative.
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