A man and woman are married for 20 years and she has 2 children (children not at home and married).The man and woman went thru a hazordous chemical spill and are waiting for the settlement from the spill. During the waiting, the woman passes away and there is no will at all and still the children are out on there own. Does the widow get the total settlement or does the widow have to split it with the children (they are not the widow's children) and they are waiting on their own settlement since they live in the same area? What law states the widow has to split any of the settlement or where does the law state the widow gets the total settlement? all of this in the state of Texas. thank you so very much for your time.