Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Texas

widow's rights

what exactly are the widow's right concerning the dwelling-real property?

Asked on 12/07/06, 12:41 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

James Grissom Law Office of James P. Grissom

Re: widow's rights

If there is no will bequeathing the property to the widow, she has a life estate in the property - meaning she can live there 'til she dies. While the owner of the property is responsible for the taxes, if they are not paid, the widow will be evicted.

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Answered on 12/07/06, 10:42 am

Peter Bradie Bradie, Bradie & Bradie

Re: widow's rights

Depends on whether the property was community property, or the separate property of the husband. In any event, the widow is guaranteed her homestead in at least a life estate, so long as she pays the taxes and insurance on the property.

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Answered on 12/07/06, 11:25 am

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