If I can prove that I paid cash for a house with my personal injury money for a house, is that consider community property?

Yes I put my deceased wife’s name on the deed to the house. Now her kids are trying to get half of my house. She has been gone for 20 plus years.

Asked on March 18, 2015 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you bought the house with funds aquired during the marriage, it would have been community property when you bought it.  However, when your wife died, there was no more community, and therefore no more community property.  Your late wife's children have no claim on that house, unless your wife had a will and she left her community interest in the house to them.  But if so, that should have been addressed 20 years ago.


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