Does a spouse inherit if the other spouse dies intestate without a will? That simple question cannot be answered with a simple answer. It can’t be answered simply because there are so many factors:
- Are there children and are they children of both parents? See here, and here.
- What kind of property is involved? See here.
Texas recognizes common-law marriages or what Texas refers to as” informal” marriages. How does that affect inheritance rights. See here and here.
Because these issues are complicated, you need to discuss your rights with an attorney who understands inheritance laws.