Does a spouse inherit in Texas

Robert Ray

Spousal Rights to Inherit in Texas

Does a surviving spouse inherit everything when their spouse dies?

Does a spouse inherit over children from a previous marriage?

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Robert Ray

Robert Ray handles inheritance disputes of all kinds. He takes cases throughout Texas.
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