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If you were married when it was purchased then it is community/marital property regardless of how the names were put on the deed.
The issue is going to be proving that the land was purchased but a good lawyer can do that and it can be done through the probate court.
As community property you would be entitled to your 50% of the property plus, in an intestate succession if he had children from another marriage, you would be entitled to 50% of your husband's property. The remainder would go to his child(ren).
You would want to go and hire a lawyer that does probate work and have them start on it.
You can find a lawyer to assist you by going to www.lawyers.com and in the section for Area of Practice enter Probate Law or Estate Law. Either of those will have the skill set you need.
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