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Hello, and thanks for posting this interesting question here. I am going to assume that both parents died prior to Betty and Ray. Frances married the father and still survives.
Under Texas laws of intestate (without a will) succession, Betty''s home passed to Barbara and Ray equally. When Ray died, his share passed to his three adult children .Note: your statement says three adult children but doesn't say if they are Rays' or Frances'. Francis is a step mother and regardless of your father's will, she doesn't inherit from you or your siblings. If the family wants Frances or her kids to have Betty's home, then you and whoever inherited from Ray can Quitclaim deed your interests to them.
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Texas Law: Barbara, Betty and Ray - siblings, parents dead. Yes, many years back.Barbara is still alive and married with 2 adult children.Betty passed away 10 months ago with no relatives but owned a home.Ray passed away 2 months ago with a home and $$ that we all assume went directly to our step mom - Frances (as it should - no arguements there!!) - 3 adult children are Rays children (Ray is my father)Question: If Betty had no will, where would the inheiritence of her house go?If my fathers (Ray - my father) will passes his property to Frances (his wife) would any claim to Betty's home come directly to RAYs 3 adult children (my brother, sister and me)?If we want Betty's home to go to our cousins (Barbara's adult children) because they took care of her (our aunt Betty) completely, who should have to sign affidavits that we wanted no claim to Betty's home. Would RAYs 3 adult children or (his surviving wife - our step mom) Frances?Okay - I tried to highlight the clarifications - gee - who knew this would be so hard to explain! HaHa!!
Hello again. Thanks for the Excellent rating and the follow up information which changes my answer somewhat. When Betty passed away leaving no spouse or children, her home was inherited by her two siblings, Barbara and Ray. Since Ray then passed away and his will left everything to Frances, she and Barbara are now the owners. Both of them can deed the home to Barbara's children. Caution: Unless she makes a will, Frances' half will pass to her heirs, not to your family. Here is some general law on Texas inheritance law: http://www.beardenlawfirm.com/Texas%20Wills%20Outlined.pdf Again,thanks for using Just DANGEROUS URL REMOVED.