If I just found out from my stepmother that my father died intestate about 4 years ago, is it too late for my to file as his daughter?

Asked on August 31, 2015 under Estate Planning, Texas


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Sorry to hear about your father.
Since he died intestate which means without a  Will, you won't inherit anything.  Under intestate succession, your father's entire estate is inherited by his surviving spouse.  If there had not been a surviving spouse, the estate would have been divided equally among his children and you would then have a claim.

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