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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Do You Legally Know What Your Attorney Knows?

Introduction 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. Facts An interesting case out of… Continue reading

Can an Ex-spouse Accidentally Inherit Property?

Can an Ex-spouse Accidentally Inherit Property? Possibly. I’ve previously written that a divorce voids any will provision in favor of  an ex-spouse or his/her family. EC123.001(b), 201.001. If a new will is executed giving the ex-spouse property after the divorce or if the provision in… Continue reading

Replaced pages in a will.

Once a will is properly executed, pages cannot be changed or replaced unless the will is re-executed with the same formalities required of a new will. In a case decided in 2013, a Texas Court of Appeals had to decide an issue relating to the… Continue reading

Can a Fiduciary delegate his discretionary power to another?

A fiduciary owes the highest duty imposed in law to the person (beneficiary) over whose property he has control. A fiduciary might be appointed to administer a trust or handle an estate. The appointment will set out the rights and powers of the fiduciary. Based… Continue reading

Is There an Attorney Client Privilege in a Will Contest?

When a suit is filed contesting a will, the attorney who prepared the will may not be involved in the will contest. Since he is the one who supposedly prepared the will at the request of the testator, he would have some knowledge of the… Continue reading

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