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Father dies intestate. Current wife and two children of the

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Father dies intestate. Current wife and two children of the father inherit property. Both children sign quitclaim deeds awarding their full interests in the property to the wife who is the stepmother of the two children. Quitclaim deeds are filed by the stepmother so she is full owner of property.

Stepmother dies intestate. Do the children inherit foorm the stepmother since she never adopted either child?

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No, the children don't inherit from the step-mother through the intestate succession laws UNLESS she specifically bequeaths them the property or in general leaves them all her assets through a Last Will and Testament.

The intestate succession laws provide for distribution of a decedent's estate or assets to basically persons related by "blood".


If she would have formally adopted them - then they would inherit the property pursuant to the intestate succession law. But since she didn't - her property passes otherwise.

Here is a link showing how her assets would pass to her heirs:


http://www.texasroyalty.com/UserFiles/File/1a%20Intestate%20Succession%20-%20Texas%20Law%20070207%20v2.pdf




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