Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Texas
marriage & assets
If you marry someone and they die without a will and they have children. How are the assets and debts divided?
Asked on 2/03/09, 12:21 pm
1 Answer from Attorneys
Cheryl Rivera Smith The Smith Law Firm
Re: marriage & assets
Children outside the marriage inherit all of the separate property and the decedent's portion of the community property. Spouse retains a life estate in the house and will get a family allowance for the first year.
Answered on 2/03/09, 5:07 pm