Thanks for your question and good evening.Your friend would have to make application for court supervised probate.She would file where her mom lived in Killeen.She will need a local probate lawyer.She would be named personal representative and administer the estate.As part of this she files an inventory, post notices to creditors. and then distributes the assets under the laws of intestacy.The lawyer would hele her either transfer title here or sale the assets and then distribute the funds.Your friend will also have to obtain an EIN number.This takes the place of the social security number on the tax returns and bank accounts.All of this process requires court supervision.She can locate a Killen lawyer here through our state bar.http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Lawyer_Referral_Service_LRIS_Law of intestacy that controls who the hiers are here if there is no will.http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/intestate-succession-texas.htmlReference to the probate process in Killen.http://www.texas-probate-attorney.net/bell-county-probate-attorney.htmlI appreciate the chance to assist you tonight.Please let me know if you have more follow up.Thanks again.
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