If my mom passed away and left me her house, how do I put it into my name?

When I spoke to a lawyer, I was told that I would have to have all her debt paid off to process her will. However, I was unable to do that and now the time period for probate has expired. I have lived in the house and paid the property taxes since she passed. Is there anything I can do now?

Asked on April 11, 2015 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss and for the situation. There is a 4 year statute of limitation in Texas to the Probate of a Will. But even though it may have expired you can requies to have  Determination of Heirship or have the will admitted as Muniment of Title which allows the Texas probate court to evaluate who gets what and how much.  You need legal help here.  Good luck.


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