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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: Property

England Seeing Increase in Will Contest

England seeing an increase in will contest, why? For the same reasons Texas is seeing an increase in will contest. I have previously written on why contesting a will has become more common. You can view that article here. An English law firm, Soosmiths, has… Continue reading

No Forced Heirship In Texas

What is Forced Heirship? Forced heirship is a concept that provides that all of your children have a right to a portion of your estate upon your death. In other words, each of your children must get part of your estate. There are limited circumstances… Continue reading

Arbitration Clauses In Wills

What is an arbitration clause The Supreme Court of Texas upheld an arbitration clause in a trust and the same reasoning may apply to wills although the court has not ruled on this question where a will was involved. Arbitration clauses are usually found in… Continue reading

Pretermitted Spouse and Premarital Agreement

What is a pretermitted spouse Texas does not recognize a pretermitted (forgotten) spouse so this article has no application to Texas. Some states do recognize a pretermitted spouse and I have written about those states here. Basically, a pretermitted spouse is someone who marries a… Continue reading

Pay On Death Beneficiary Designation

Non Probate Assets Financial accounts like checking accounts, savings accounts, C.D.’s and retirement accounts are non probate assets. That means that a person’s will does not control who gets the funds. The beneficiary designation on those accounts determine who gets the funds. They do not… Continue reading

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