He only had and raised two daughters, wk for Sears for 40 yrs. And I can't believe he would not think of us and leave all his,ranch,money,belongings only for his wife and nothing for his daughters
He may have a will on file with the county clerk. Someone may have already filed a will or instituted some sort of administrative. The widow may be concealing a will. The possibilities are many and you need a lawyer.
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Talk to a probate lawyer after looking at this. http://www.harriscountytx.gov/CmpDocuments/51/Handouts/DescentDistribute.pdf
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Sorry for your loss.
Very is very common to own assets jointly with a spouse with right of survivorship
which means the will or estate does not get probated.
The will should have been filed and be a matter of public record.
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If the wife is not your mother, and if there is no probated Will, in Texas you may still inherit. Out of respect for your father, why not have a conversation with his wife about your concerns? Depending on her response, find a lawyer to assist in answering your questions.
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You can check with the County Clerk. The will may have been filed already. Or your father may not have had a will then you children would be heirs along with the wife. In any event you as children can initiate the process, but a lawyer will be required to get the court started in the process.
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