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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

My practice is limited to trials involving inheritance disputes including will contest, related property disputes and associated torts. To ask privately about a Texas litigation issue involving an inheritance dispute, click the big red button to go to our main site's contact page and ask a question privately.

Category: Children

Can a Texas Judge Declare That a Parent Can’t Inherit From His Child?

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… Continue reading

Supreme Court rules children born by IVF not entitled to social security benefits.

When a parent dies, his or her children can claim social benefits based on their parents social security contributions until they become adults. In a case decided May 21, 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled that children born eighteen months after the death of… Continue reading

In Developing Countries, Lack of Inheritance Rights for Women May Depress the Country’s Economy

In a posting on the World Bank’s blog, there is an article that points out that wives and daughters don’t have the same inheritance rights as husbands and sons in developing countries. In those countries, ownership of land is important and keeping that land in… Continue reading

Change In Massachusetts’ Probate Law Benefits Spouses.

A note posted on the Lowell Sun’s website states that a recently passed Uniform Probate Code in Massachusetts made changes in the law of intestate succession. Before, when a person died without a will, the spouse and children divided the property. Under the new law,… Continue reading

“You never really know a person until you’ve shared an inheritance with them”

Hays Daily News That quote “You never really know a person until you’ve shared an inheritance with them” is from the Hays Daily News site reporting on a seminar put on by Kansas State University titled “Women in Agriculture.” The article discussed how the process of… Continue reading

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