Do I have to leave money to my spouse?

Not exactly, but Texas community property laws complicate things. First, if you own a home, you cannot completely disinherit your spouse because your spouse will have the right to live in the home after your death – even if the home is in your name. For everything else, your spouse has a right to half of any of your community property. Careful estate planning, however, can allow you to do things differently.

Attorney Jana McCreary

Jana R. McCreary's Profile Image
Houston Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Jana R. McCreary has been an attorney for over eighteen years, a career move she made after working for over a decade with adults and children with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Graduatin… Read More

Contact Me Today for a Consultation