Do we have to probate a will for my husband’s mother who has been deceased for 20 years?

The house we live in is still in my
deceased parents in laws. We would like
to sell the house but have to change the
deed.

Asked on July 20, 2017 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The statute of limitations has actually run to perfect a probate.  However, if there are issues regarding ownership and having the legal right to sell a piece of property, then you can file a suit to "clear title" which will have a court officially declare you the owner with the right to sell the property.


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