WHAT CAN I DO WITH A TEXAS WILL?
A Will, also called a “last will and testament,” can help you protect your family and your property. You can use a Will to:
- Leave your property to people or organizations
- Name a personal guardian to care for your minor children
- Name a trusted person to manage property you leave to minor children, and
- Name an executor (the person who makes sure that the terms of your will are carried out)
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE WITHOUT A WILL?
In Texas, if you die without a will, your property will be distributed according to state intestacy laws. Intestacy laws give your property to your closest relatives, beginning with your spouse and children. If you have neither a spouse nor children, your grandchildren or your parents will receive your property. This list continues with increasingly distant relatives, including siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and your spouse’s relatives.