thanks for your reply, some of his assets are in iowa, but both of us have id issued in texas, which place cane be considered to place that will will be enacted? the state that will was written there? the state that person passes away there? or the state that his assets are there? or where he resides?
Residency determines the location of the probate. Residency sometimes can be argued. If he owns real estate in a different state then his state of residency, he will have an "ancillary" probate in the state(s) where the other real estate is located but the primary state of probate will control.