San Antonio, TX asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: Parent past away, did not leave a will. What steps need to be done to transfer deed to family immediate family member

There are ten siblings. Can all ten be named on the deed or would it be best to identify one person?

1 Lawyer Answer
Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
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  • Austin, TX
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A: One of the siblings must hire a local probate lawyer to file an Application for Determination of Heirship and Issuance of Letters of Administration. All the others may sign a Distributee's Agreement agreeing to that person acting as administrator with power of sale. After the debts are paid, the remainder can be distributed among the siblings.

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