my grandfather passed in 2000, my grandmother passed in 2017. They purchased a joint home. They only have one child together but each of my grandparents had children from previous marriages. My grandfather has no will. My grandmother has a will that can still be probated. Is it 2 separate... Read more »
Each of your grandparents had a 50% community property interest in the home. When your grandfather died, your grandmother retained a life estate, which has now expired. Each of your grandfather's children inherits an equal fraction of his 50% community property interest. Your...Read more »
Purchased a home with friend now deceased . I completed the home with repairs now the estate (her sister) does not want to give me the $ I spent for the repairs to put the home to for sale . I have all my invoices She ran out of money before she passed and I completed the renovation with my... Read more »
Most likely - No, you aren't in trouble. However, some lease agreement state that a guest can only stay for a specific amount of time before they must be added to the lease. Check the lease agreement to be sure.
I would do what I could to prevent the roommate from "telling"...Read more »
I was looking to buy a land property in texas but was told I could not build residential estate because said property was near railroad tracks. I cant seem to find any information in regards to this law and I would like more information.
While it's true that you cannot build a residential dwelling on land not catagorized or "zoned" for residential development, you can petition the municipal / city permitting authority for re-categorization / re-zoning.
Our firm has helped several clients in the Houston area...Read more »
Suspense account is for unclaimed oil money/mineral rights is in a deceased aunts name, dead since 1988. He said that my Dad and his siblings are heirs and he just sent my dad a consulting agreement that says Dad will pay this company 10% of the gross money recovered. There is a section called... Read more »
You do not give the name of the company, but you are right to be wary of these come-ons. All the companies making these offers that I have run into are scams. You don't need to pay anyone to locate your aunt's mineral interests and get paid. First, go to the Texas Comptroller Website and...Read more »
Offspring of cousin who died over 35 years ago but may have had child with unknown person he was not married to. No one in the family has any more information but will not sign an affidavit of heirship because they do not want to sign legal statement when details are unknown. Title company will not... Read more »
If you cannot prove your source of title now as the sole owner, then get out of the contract you are in and sell the property to someone else. There is no such thing as a perfect Title. A Quiet Title Action will probably not help you. An Affidavit of Heirship should be sufficient, but you...Read more »
Assuming you are the purchaser, you will probably have to buy somewhere else if you must finance it. You might find another insurance company though. Hopefully your contract requires the property to be insurable, but probably not. However there is no way you can consummate the purchase as is,...Read more »
Hello, I received a $1000 water bill for 2 weeks only at my vacant house. I did not use any water because I locked the exterior water faucets and interior water shut off valves. When a city private contractor installed a smart point on the water meter, the software went wrong. Then the data... Read more »
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. From your question, it sounds like you're under the impression this is a law firm, because you ask for representation. This is only a question and answer board. Before pouring money into exploring the possibility of...Read more »
My management agreement ends July 23rd. The lease my tenant signed ends in January 2021. The property management company will not terminate our contract until the tenant vacates the property. Until that time they want the $100 management fee.
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. For something like this, you will need to reach out to Texas attorneys directly. The format of this Q & A board isn't really suited to posting agreements or other documents for attorneys to review -...Read more »
I left out two pages that were blank regarding beneficiary selection that did not apply (option A & B). I did complete section C, but did not mark the box indicating my choice. Based on the above info, is this TOD deed still valid, or will it be deemed invalid at the time of my father's... Read more »
The deed is in my dad name with moms being second. Dad passed in 1980. Mom is 83 and had lived in the home since his passing but never dropped his name from the deed. Dad left no will. Mom has a will with me as POA. How and what do I need to do to get this deed tranfered into my name before she... Read more »
Yes, you can file the Will for probate but there may be other probate options available to you, depending on any other property or assets that need transferred. I would recommend consulting with a probate attorney in your area to discuss the options available for you.
When my grandmother passed away, she left the family land to my cousins and I as undivided interest. Once all of her children pass away, the land is divided among the 12 of us. Her children no longer want to deal with the execution of the estate. How can I guarantee a portion of the property comes... Read more »
That sounds like a Life Estate to her Children, then Remainder over to the 12 or their heirs. But I am not reading the Deed or the Probated Will of GrandMother. Hire a competent attorney to search the title, determine what exact type of conveyance it is, then draft a Quit Claim Deed for all the...Read more »
My bro signed his half of ownership to my sis without my knowledge shes making it Impossible to live here i just want to put it up for sell but she doesnt want to nor can she buy me out what can i do? I desperatly need advice thank you
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