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, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Alaska. A few states like New Jersey are considering allowing them.
10 Reasons Not To Allow Pre-Death Will Contest
Will Sleeth, an attorney in Williamsburg, Va wrote an article about pre-death will contest. He explained what it is: Continue reading
What is a Codicil
A codicil is a document that adds to, deletes from or supplements an existing will. It is inseparably dependent upon that will. It must be executed with the same formalities as a will.
What Must You Prove up If You Have a Will and a Codicil
There are several situations where you have proof of a will but not the codicil or proof of the codicil but not the will. Sometimes Continue reading
An attorney is an agent for the person (principal) that he represents. Agency law imputes the knowledge of the agent to the principal. If an agent knows something, the law says that the principal knows it as well.
An interesting case out of Ohio had the question of do you legally know what your attorney knows come up in relation to a will contest. In Ohio, Continue reading
What are the requirements of a will in Texas
Texas requires that a will be in writing and signed by the testator or signed by another person on behalf of the testator and in the testator’s presence and under the testator’s direction.
Can a will be signed by initials in Texas
What happens if Continue reading