If my husband dies, will I get all the property and our home that I paid for that is under his name?
Question Details: Well, My husband and I live in Texas. I am afraid that his brother might want to possess his land in which I have paid all the taxes on. I want to know does my name have to be on the deeds of the house and land if he dies, in order for me to inherit everything???
It's best, and certainly easiest, if your name is on the deeds. Depending on the circumstances, it might make a big difference, also. The other way to deal with the problem simply is for your husband to leave the property to you in a valid written will.
I'm not a Texas lawyer, and your state's intestate succession law (for how property passes, if there's no will) is a bit complicated. It looks like the big question is whether or not the land/house is community property or not. If it is, and your husband has no children, you would inherit it all. However, if the land isn't community property (again, no children), his parents, siblings and nephews and nieces would get half.