What if someone dies without a will in Texas?

February 17th, 2022


What If Someone Dies without a Will?

When an individual dies without a will, intestate succession law will govern. Under Texas law, a statutory framework determines how a decedent’s estate will be distributed. This is referred to as Intestate Administration.  The following chart, courtesy of the Harris County Probate Courts provides a visual illustration of how the estate assets will be distributed under the current Texas statutes.

Intestate Property Distribution

Intestate Property Distribution

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