Dying without a Will risks that the property may not be distributed as the deceased wished. In Texas, there is no forced heirship; in other words, a parent is not required to leave property to his or her children. However, one cannot disinherit heirs if he or she dies without a Will. In that scenario, the property may pass to the undesired heirs instead of those the deceased would have chosen. For instance, a devoted friend, who cared for the deceased for years, will not inherit property, no matter how unfair it may seem. The only way the devoted friend can inherit property from the deceased is if the deceased included the friend in their Will.