There is a movie titled “It’s complicated.” That title describes the inheritance rights of a spouse. It’s complicated because of defining who is the spouse, what property the spouse inherits and what is the status of any children. The inheritance laws are used to determine… Continue reading
The short answer is no. The long answer is, it depends. Texas is a community property state. That means that a husband and wife have community property and separate property. Separate property is everything acquired before marriage and everything acquired during marriage by gift or… Continue reading
A putative spouse is one who, in good faith, thinks that he or she is married when they are not. I’ve written a brief description of a putative spouse and their inheritance rights at our web site, www.TexasInheritance.Com.