Terry Lynn Garrett's answer In Texas if you are 25 or older and a current beneficiary (not someone who might receive benefits in the future), the trustee must give you an annual accounting. If you know that the trust exists and know who the trustee is and know that you are a current beneficiary and are 25 or older, you can demand an accounting and, if it is not produced, hire an attorney to file a Motion for an Order to Show Cause ordering the trustee to explain to a judge why the annual accounting has not been produced.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer If the police file a criminal case, it won't be YOUR case. It will be State of Texas vs. Unemployed Neighbor and your role is basically that of a witness. The prosecutor has the duty to decide how to handle the case. The prosecutor is required to "consider" your input, but the ultimate decision belongs to the prosecutor.
Under the circumstances you describe, Criminal Trespass is a class B misdemeanor. The seriousness of an offense like Criminal Mischief depends on the cost to repair...
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer Hire a local probate attorney to file an Application to Determine Heirship and Issue Letters of Independent Administration. As children of another relationship, you are entitled to your mother's 50% community property share. What else will flow to you depends on what it is. It does not matter which member of the marital property paid for something during the marriage. Be aware, however, that your stepfather has a right to remain in the home for life regardless of who bought it or when.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer When you say you have the "bill of sale" are you referring to the deed? If so, you may want to record it in the County Deed records. Generally the owner of the property is only recognized by the chain of title which means whomever has the last recorded deed with their name on it.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer The will should be on deposit with the County Clerk's where it was probated. Once a will is entered for probate, the original is turned in to the County Clerk and will remain there. Perhaps, she can obtain a copy so as to expedite the process.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer I'm not sure I fully understand this question. A lot would depend upon the arrangements that were made to purchase the land. Similar to a home loan where you live in the house while paying the mortgage, many land sales allow you to live on the property. I suggest you refer to your original documents.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Did you lease the office itself or just an apartment within the complex? Either way, it is probably cheaper and easier to simply find a new place to live. It is expensive to get arrested, miss work, post bond, hire an attorney, attend court and miss more work, etc... not worth it over something that is easily resolved without those headaches that would probably last longer than your lease anyway.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer If the property was purchased during the marriage, it is community property and it is not necessary to list the spouse's name. The way in which title is cleared depends on whether the wife died with a will, whether she had children born outside of this marriage, whether the property was homestead, etc. I suggest you consult with someone privately who can review the specific facts and provide advice from there; this forum is for general answers.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer You can speak with the attorney who is suing and find out some options. At a minimum I would suggest filing an "Affidavit of Heirship" in the County where the property is located. This takes two people who have known the family for a long time, know relatives and circumstances; however, it cannot be anyone who could inherit, i.e. a spouse of a relative does not qualify.
You might file a disclaimer to real property as well.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer If a new lease was never signed (even month to month), you will be required to give the notice from your original lease. There may be extenuating circumstances that allow for shorter notice; however, there aren't many.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer You cannot actually get it in your name "literally" as there is no way to deed it to you; however, there are things you can do, such as, file an Affidavit of Heirship in the County Clerk's real property deeds, pursue heirship determination in probate court, small estate affidavit in probate court (providing you meet the criteria), etc.
It's best to consult with a probate attorney before attempting to do any of this on your own.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer All you have to do is record the Muniment of Title in the County Clerk's property deed records; that will serve as notice that you are owner. You won't actually get a "new" deed in your name.
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