Do You Need a Will?

The short answer is “no”. That being said, we are living in a time of unprecedented change, and many are having to reconsider things we once thought we didn’t need to worry about right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has people taking action to ensure their affairs are in order in the event of the inevitable. If you die intestate (without a will), your heirs will inherit your property, according to Texas statutes for intestate distribution. For example, surviving spouses inherit their deceased spouses’ community property. But what if your deceased spouse owned separate property? Well, under Texas law, the distribution may be different than that of community property, depending on the makeup

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