Q: My mom is remarried for 30 years. Lives in Texas and bought a home in her name only its her house. Should I be on it?
He has kids that I don't trust. She does have a will
Can she add me without him knowing?
A: What to do is completely up to your mother. She can add a codicil to her Will or make a new Will but, if the property is her separate property, she might prefer to sign and record a Transfer on Death Deed or a General Warranty Deed with Extended Life Estate (also called a Lady Bird Deed) which automatically passes property upon her death. Note that the surviving spouse is allowed to live in the homestead for life whether it is separate or community property.
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