The death of a spouse is a very traumatic and saddening life event. Unfortunately, it also leaves the widower with many legal procedures to go through. This distressing process can add to the confusion if the deceased spouse has remarried.
When a married couple buys a property together, both own 50% of the property unless otherwise stated. Thus, even if the couple gets divorced, they both still own the property.
In Texas, both formal and informal marriages are recognized. The legal elements of a common law marriage include the following: a man and woman agree to marry, live together and tell others they are married. These elements are confirmed through tax returns and witnesses to the marriage.
Unfortunately, the deceased spouse has explicitly re-written his or her will, their first spouse will receive the property. It is very important to rewrite one’s will if he or she has remarried after the divorce or death of a spouse.
If your spouse has passed away or you wish to revise your current will, the services of a probate lawyer can help make the process more manageable.Read More