Desoto, TX asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: My Husband Inherited Property, Continued... Would my Mother-in-law be the rightful owner of her late-Husband's

property if they divorced decades ago? If they divorced, could my Husband buy the land left without a will from his Mother who is still alive?

1 Lawyer Answer

Terry Lynn Garrett

  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Divorce cuts off the right to inherit in Texas. If your mother-in-law was divorced from the decedent, she could not inherit from him (absent a specific provision for her in his Will) and so cannot sell whatever he left to your husband.

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