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Did you purchase the property during the marriage?
Where has the money been coming from to pay the payments?
Ok, if you purchased it while married, then it is considered community property under TX law.
If husband passed without a will, then the default TX intestacy laws control who inherits his half of the property. If he had children from a previous relationship, then they inherit his half of the house, but you get the right to live there for the rest of your life.
So they will inherit 50% of the property when you pass, but you can live there as long as you choose to.
Yes, unfortunately, it is how the house is classified when it is bought that counts, not how it is paid for. So if it was bought during the marriage and money earned during the marriage (i.e. marital money) is used to pay for it, it is a community property asset and passes under the intestacy statutes if he left no will.
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