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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: Probate

Are all Powers of Attorney the same?

The short answer is no.  A power of attorney can grant a general power or a special power.  It can be a durable power of attorney or not.  You can also have a power of attorney solely for medical decisions. What do all of these… Continue reading

Who has the burden of proof in a will contest?

The burden of proof in a will contest varies based on the time that the will contest is filed. Generally, if a will contest is filed before the Judge admits the will to probate, the person who filed the will for probate (the proponent) will… Continue reading

What is a will contest?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A will contest, in the law of property, is a formal objection raised against the validity of a will, based on the contention that the will does not reflect the actual intent of the testator (the party who made the… Continue reading

How I learned to stop worrying and love probate, Part 2.

In the first part of this post, I talked about what probate is about. In this part, I want to talk about some of the problems that can occur when someone tries to avoid probate because they are afraid of it. Recently, people have been… Continue reading

How I learned to stop worrying and love probate, Part 1.

Most people don’t know what probate is but they know that they don’t like it. They know that they should be afraid of it and try to avoid probate at all cost. This fear of probate has come about recently because of some individuals or… Continue reading

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