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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: Wills

How To Disinherit Someone In Texas

How To Disinherit Someone prior to 1991 Before 1991, you could not disinherit your heirs in Texas by stating that in your will. The only way to make sure that an heir did not inherit from you was to give all of your property to… Continue reading

Can An Affidavit Be A Will

An Attorney Prepared the Affidavit In an old Texas case, the attorney testified that the deceased insisted on an affidavit. He refused to make a will because his wife was refusing to make one. The attorney recommended that he execute a will instead but he… Continue reading

Good Faith Exception in Will Contest

Good Faith Exception Texas and many other states will  enforce forfeiture clauses in wills if the contestant is not successful. The clauses are know as no contest provisions or in terrorem clauses . Texas has a Good Faith Exception in Will Contest involving no-contest clauses.… Continue reading

Probating A Newer Will

Estoppel I’ve written about how accepting benefits under a will may prevent or estop a person from contesting that will. In a 2014 case a trial court ruled that a party was estopped from probating a newer will and from contesting the older will. The… Continue reading

Credible Witnesses To A Will.

Two credible witnesses are required. The Texas Estates Code requires every last will and testament, if not wholly in the handwriting of the testator, to be attested by two or more “credible witnesses.” The proponent of the will has the burden of proof to show… Continue reading

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