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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: Trustee

Executor Violates Duty because of a Mistake

 Intentional or Negligence Acts This post concerns fiduciary duties in Texas. The case that is discussed deals with an Executor but could also apply to a trustee or any other fiduciary in Texas. A court of appeals ruled in 2014 that a Texas Executor commits… Continue reading

Elder Abuse Is Increasing

Elder abuse is increasing, often at the hands of those closest. In an article in the Arizona Daily Star by Patrick McNamara, which was published on their website, tucson.com, the paper reported that law enforcement is seeing an increase in elder abuse. Reason that elder abuse… Continue reading

Can An Executor Or Trustee Go To Jail?

Failure To Follow An Order As with most legal questions, it depends. When a judge orders someone to do something and that person doesn’t do it, the judge can hold him in contempt and put him in jail. Failure To Pay A Debt Of The… Continue reading

Does a “Request” in a Trust Mean You “Must?”

The Trust The Dallas Court of Appeals in a 2014 case had to determine if the Trustors use of the term “request” in his Texas trust meant the parties “must.” The case involved an arbitration clause in the Texas trust that said in section 14.02… Continue reading

A Man is Sentenced to Twenty-Five Years in Prison for Abusing a Power of Attorney.

The Austin Court of Appeals upheld a sentence of 25 years given to a man who abused a power of attorney. The man was the former grandson-in-law of the elderly lady who gave him the power of attorney. Using the power, he transferred the title… Continue reading

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