Affidavit of Heirship Info

Texas Affidavit of Heirship

Useful when no will, no debts & only asset is real estate

An Affidavit of Heirship is a document that formally identifies the heirs of a deceased person. When recorded in the real property records, an Affidavit of Heirship has the effect of transferring the decedent’s real estate to his/her heirs. The Texas Affidavit of Heirship is the least expensive procedure available to the decedent’s heirs because there is no court involvement. This procedure is typically used when the decedent had no will or debts and his/her only asset in need of being transferred is real estate.

Who Signs an Affidavit of Heirship in Texas?

Where is the Affidavit of Heirship Recorded?

What Does an Affidavit of Heirship Accomplish?

$500

The price of the Affidavit of Heirship is $500. This price includes the attorneys’ fees to prepare the Affidavit of Heirship and the cost to record in the real property records. You can save $75 if you record the Affidavit of Heirship yourself.

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Available When
  • No valid will (or the heirs & beneficiaries agree to disregard)
  • Only real estate needs to be transferred to heirs
  • No administration of estate required
  • The decedent does not have any debts
NOT Recommended When
  • A Will exists (unless the heirs & beneficiaries agree to disregard)
  • Non-real estate assets (i.e. bank accts) need to be transferred
  • Administration of estate required
  • The decedent has unpaid debts