When a heir is committed due to mental illness, does the estate have to settle any remaining property right away to give the state?

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When a heir is committed due to mental illness, does the estate have to settle any remaining property right away to give the state?

We have a condo that hasn’t been sold in an estate. One of the heirs was living there but was found to be mental, a hoarder, cats everywhere

Asked on March 24, 2014 under Estate Planning, Texas

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Marjorie DeCastro-Hirsch / The Law Offices of DeCastro-Hirsch, P.A.

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Your question is not clear, if the heir is committed to a mental institution, and no longer lives in the condominium, if the condominium is sold, he or she should still be a part of the distribution of the profits from the sale. If there is a trust set up for him or someone with a power of attorney to look over him and his matters, that person will be the one responsible for looking over these matters on his behalf. Without more information, it is hard to answer this question as it is very vague.


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