Yes he can, according to the Texas Probate Code. A judge can declare that a parent can’t inherit by or through a child if the parent abandoned or failed to support the child; abandoned the mother during pregnancy and birth; or, was criminally responsible for killing or seriously injuring a child. Notice that this can happen if the parent abandoned THE child or killed or seriously injured A child. The child killed or injured does not have to be the one from whom or by whom the parent is seeking an inheritance. EC 201.062.

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