FAQs About Dying Without A Will

Will The State Get All My Assets If I Die Without A Will?

by Rania Combs

The law gives you the freedom to decide how and to whom your assets are distributed when you die by making a Will.

If you die without a Will, your assets will be distributed to your heirs according to a statutory formula. You can learn more about Texas’ rules of descent and distribution by reading Dying Without a Will: The Texas Intestacy Statutes.

The only time your property will be transferred to the State of Texas is if there are no heirs available to inherit your assets. Before it can claim any property, the State of Texas must file a petition and prove that there are no heirs to the estate.

About Rania

Rania graduated magna cum laude from South Texas College of Law Houston and is the founder of Rania Combs Law, PLLC. She has been licensed to practice law since 1994 and enjoys helping clients in Texas and North Carolina create estate plans that give them peace of mind.

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