What Happens If You Do Not Have A Will And You Die Before Your Divorce Becomes Final?
If you do not want to take the chance of your spouse inheriting your property, you need a valid will that expresses your current intentions on who should receive your property and who will be your executor. The State of Texas has a plan for you if you die without a will. Your property will be given away based upon the Texas Laws of Descent and Distribution. The following charts explain how your property will be distributed if you die without a will. If all of your children are from this marriage or if you have no children, all of your community property will go to your spouse. Again the only restriction is that your spouse must support the children of this marriage until they turn 18 or finish high school unless your child becomes disabled before the age of 18.
Copyright 2003 – Louis A. Barrelli