Andrews, TX asked in Family Law and Probate for Texas

Q: Can my fiancee's ex wife get his belongings now that he died in Texas

My friends' fiancee who lived in Lamesa, Texas passed away after a brief illness last week. He had a daughter with his ex wife (they were married for about 15 years until they got divorced in the spring of 2007) she told my friend that she is the one to claim to all his belongings but he has no will. Can she or will they go to his siblings?

Most the stuff he had included a cell phone that includes texts and Facebook messages that they exchanged with one another along with other items such as computers, personal belongings such as clothing, TVs, etc.

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1 Lawyer Answer
James Norman Willi
James Norman Willi
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: When a person dies without a will, the person's ex-spouse would not have a claim to the person's property. However, the person's child may have a claim.

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