My father had been living with his mother when she died (TX). He was her only living child. He never put the house in his name. He died in 08, testate, with all going to me. Because the the house is still in her name, an heirship proceeding must occur.
She would be 106 if alive today. My lawyer says he may drop the case because he can't find any witnesses to testify my dad was the rightful heir. I met my grandmother twice and knew nothing of her life so have no leads (I also live out of state and receive nursing home level care) and am unable to physically go to TX.
What are the alternatives, when all her contemporaries are dead or unknown to me?
Are public notices an alternative?
If heirship couldn't be determined, does the home become abandoned?
My lawyer doesn't return phone calls or emails. I'm really desperate.