Dallas, TX asked in Probate for Texas

Q: What if I cant find all the heirs during a probate

My uncle died like 6 or 7 years ago and noone has claimed the property I was verbally given the property but that dosnt mean anything I wanna do a probate but he had 5 kids and i can only find one of his kids who wants nothing to do with the property

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

A: You can file to probate his estate before you find all the heirs but will have to find them, even if this means hiring a P.I.. Some probate lawyers have databases which they will check. You may find this is enough. As for the child who wants nothing, that person can disclaim the inheritance and let it pass to his heirs or sell or gift his interest to someone else.

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