My and my siblings mother died recently, and after our father. We have (Had) a large, family owned and managed botanical preserve in Tyler County, Texas (S.E Texas - Closer to Beaumont than the actual City of Tyler). Prior to her death, she had assigned a recorded Warranty
Deed (surface area only) to the board of directors, and that assignment is still within the 4 yr. Statute of Limitations. She did this because she finally realized the excon we had been warning her about, made a take over move, prior to her becoming seriously ill and after he filed all the legal documents and assigned himself the title of Registered Agent with the Texas Secretary of State yet listed her as agent when he filed for and was granted the 501-C Status. I'm not concerned about the outcome of the case as I have over 500 pages of her letters, regretting ever listening to them and asking for them to deed the place back to the family, as she only did this to get out of paying taxes not knowing what she was signing. The name of the place changed as the word "Family" was removed from the legal Name and a ragtag, inexperienced Board of Directors was compiled as the excon had control and a checkbook for a $100,000 account. The chaos that ensued, resulted in his, another board member and HER verbal resignation, assigning one of the OTHER board members the title of President after she let everyone know his record. The estate wants it back as we have been pushed off and away. I am filing "Pro Se" and need to know if I file in the District Courthouse in Woodville or the Federal Courthouse (IRS is involved due to the 501-C) located in Tyler with a satellite Federal Courthouse in Beaumont. I need to contest the legal transfer of the Deed ( property is in Tyler County) and the formation of the non-profit (Secretary of State in Austin) - I have access to a family residence close to Beaumont and the property as well as my home in Austin...We can not afford an attorney but I have had enough real estate
court room experience over my 38 yr career, that I am competent enough to file the Original Petition and research case law through online sources but don't know if I can do this with one petition in the Federal Court in Beaumont or do I have to contest the Deed in Tyler County's District Court and the 501-C here in Travis County (Austin)?