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I received a 'citation in delinquent tax suit' property my

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I received a 'citation in delinquent tax suit' for a property my grandmother owned. She passed 7 years ago and I didn't know this property existed until now. The citation states that I have been sued? It also states I need to respond within 20 days.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Texas
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I was served by an Aransas County deputy
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ray replied 2 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.

They sued and served you as a potential heir of the property.They are just trying to take it back for taxes here.Since there was no probate filed they have to serve everybody here.

If you don't want to claim it or reclaim it you need do nothing.They will just foreclose on it here and take it back.There is no personal liability on your part , they just have to do this to foreclose.You would have to pay off the taxes here, open probate, and then the proceeds pass to her legal heirs under the Texas laws.

You may choose to do nothing here and let the property go, they just foreclose and take it back.

I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks again.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Ray replied 2 months ago.

You are so welcome.If you can 5 star rate it is much appreciated.

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