Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
Thank you for your question.
I am sorry to hear this,
Do you know if he left a Will?
Did he live alone?
I'm sorry it happened so fast.
Are you his only child?
Did he leave a surviving spouse?
You are apparently the sole heir under Texas law.
Yes you can phone the Sheriffs and ask them to keep an eye on the place until you arrive and make the necessary arrangements to have yourself appointed as administrator of the Estate.
You can get a free consultation from some of the local probate attorneys listed here.
Please follow up on this with a local attorney.
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