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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: Procedure

What if there are not enough assets in the estate to pay all of the expenses?

Today’s word is abatement. Estate property is liable for debts and expenses of administration.  How are these paid?  Do all of the beneficiaries share this burden equally? Texas, like most states, specifies a way that the property abates.  The Executor or Administrator is to follow… Continue reading

What happens if the testator leaves you something in his will but when he dies, he no longer owns the property that he gave you?

The word for today is “ademption.”  If a testator makes a will and leaves specific   property to someone and then later sells or otherwise disposes of the property, the law says that the gift is “adeemed.”  In other words, the person to whom it was given… 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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