San Antonio, TX asked in Probate for Texas

Q: my grandmother passed away in the early 90"s.There is no will. what happens to her property?

My grandparents have a property and never made a living will.They had 7 kids. My mom is the sole survivor of all 7. She is incare/of her property. Can she become the owner of the property? There are22 living nephews and nieces! What becomes of that?

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Nancy Hui

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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Pearland, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If there is no will, then her assets will pass down to her heirs according to the intestacy laws in Texas. That means the law will determine who are the heirs to her properties. Based on what you described, the nieces and nephews, together with your mother, will have a share to the house. They may not be equal shares depending on how many people we are talking about and what their relationships are. It is too complicated to explain over an Internet forum like this. You should contact a probate attorney in your area to help you with your case as this is not a DIY project.

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