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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Category: Probate

Does A Texas Will That Says “all other things owned by me…” Include Everything Owed By The Testator

The will In a recent Texas inheritance dispute out of the Fort Worth Court of Appeals, In the Estate of Larry Ronald Neal, Deceased, No. 02-16-00381-CV, (Tex. App. –Fort Worth, Delivered: November 9, 2017), the question was what did the testator mean in his will.… Continue reading

What Happens When You File An Inheritance Dispute In The Wrong Texas Court

Facts A recent court of appeals decision illustrates what happens when you file an inheritance dispute in the Wrong Texas Court. An elderly Texas man had nine children. In the last few years of his life, one of his children gained control of the man.… Continue reading

Is A Will Voidable Because of Public Policy

Backbround In 2016, the Texas court of appeals in Austin had to decide if a will was voidable because of public policy. The testator had one child, a girl. Two days before he died, he executed a new will that disinherited his daughter. The daughter… Continue reading

Can You Probate An Invalid Will In Texas

Invalid wills can be admitted to probate if not contested The idea to take away from the case discussed in this article and similar cases is that this will had been admitted to probate. If the family had not contested it, the “friend” would have… Continue reading

10 Reasons Not To Allow Pre-Death Will Contest

Background Texas does not allow a pre-death (Antemortem) will contest. 254 sw2 862. As long as the testator is alive, Texas considers his will changeable and therefore, a will contest would be a waste of time. However, a few states allow pre-death will contest including Ohio,… Continue reading

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