How can I take ownership of my late grandmother’s house considering I’m paying the taxes an maintaining the house?

Asked on October 5, 2015 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

A lot will depend on how long you've been in the house, the involvement of other heirs, and whether there is a will.  If there is a will, you may need to have the estate submitted to probate.  If there is no will and you have been in possession of the house for several years, you may need to file a "suit to clear title."  To know which option is best for your situation, take any wills or title documents to a probate and/or real estate attorney.


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