Austin, TX asked in Estate Planning, Adoption and Probate for Texas

Q: I was adopted after my mother married my dad 1964. They had a natural to both daughter 10 yrs later. My father passed a

My mother and her mother is not dividing things up evenly she’s partial to her youngest. I was promised things by my dad but my sister has ended up getting 3/4 of things what can I do

1 Lawyer Answer
Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The answer turns on what the Will said. Adopted and born children are both the couple's children under the laws of heirship, which would apply if there was no Will.

From your description, it is not clear that either estate was probated. You may be writing about small items of greater sentimental than monetary significance. This makes it difficult to comment further.

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