New Braunfels, TX asked in Probate for Texas

Q: Can i obtain legal aid to help me in trying to get my deceased grandmothers property in order?

My grandmother passed away in 2009 we need to know who the property belongs to since her biological daughter is deceased, as well as her adopted son. She was already divorced when she passed so that leaves a husband out. The problem is she had 3 grandchildren from her daughter and 4 from her adopted son. I'm not completely sure if the adoption was a legal one or just the child being given to her.

The reason I'm coming forward now is because the taxes are being neglected and i don't want to see my grandmothers property lost.

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Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If you are indigent, you can file an Affidavit of Indigency asking the court to waive legal fees and contact Volunteer Legal Services in your area asking to be matched with a probate attorney.

Ross F. Tew
Ross F. Tew
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Arlington, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If you're trying to keep the house, then you will need to find pro-bono help through the legal aid organizations in your area. If you are planning on selling the house there should be plenty of sales proceeds on hand to compensate your attorney for settling the estate. An Affidavit of Indigency can help you clear the hurdle of filing fees and court costs.

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