Houston, TX asked in Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: Can a persons girlfriend lay claim to family owned property if her boyfriend got locked up. And she wont vacate?

My father owns property selling to his sister. Which she allowed her son and his girlfriend to reside on property. Her son got locked up and the girlfriend is claiming property.

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Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The answer to this question will be found in the documents, and your post is not at all clear what is happening.

Is the sale on a contract for deed, or has the property already been conveyed, subject to a note and deed of trust? Are the son and/ or girlfriend tenants? What kind of claim is the girlfriend making, and on what basis? First you have to determine who the owner of the property is, then determine whether anyone else has any rights to it at all.

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