does a widow get her husband share ofhis parents estate

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does a widow get her husband share ofhis parents estate

i have not re married and there was no will

Asked on May 14, 2009 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

If your husband has no surviving children (or their descendants), parents, brothers/sisters (or their descendants), then you may be entitled to all of his estate.

If there are surviving children (or their descendants), you may be entitled to one-third of the estate.

Since your husband died without a will, I would contact a probate attorney who practices in Texas to find out if there are any actions that you need to take to claim heirship.


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