My stepmother is deceased. She had a will that left everything to her children. They have already probated her will and are waiting on me to file on my dads part of the estate.
My father passed away and left no will. My lawyer has typed up a letter of "heirship" to be notorazied by two of his closest friends showing I'm the heir to his estate. When I asked what else needed to be done he informed me that the Affidavit of Heirship was all that was needed. We would file it with the courts.
My questions are:
1. I don't need to do any inventory? My step-brothers did one on my stepmothers estate that was filed and approved by the court.
2. If this is all that is needed, do the courts just approve the heirship and give me my half of the estate?
3. What happens if 1 person is already living in the parents house and I want to sell my half to him? And then what if he doesn't want to buy my half can I charge rent for my half of estate while he is living there?
I'm in Texas.
Thank you for any replies. I would like to also add that this board has many members that seem to know what they are talking about.