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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Beneficiary

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

HOA Expenses after Death.

HOA or Home Owner’s Association fees are much more common today than they used to be in the past. Most condominiums have an HOA. Small subdivisions may also have home owner’s associations. These associations are set up by the original builder or developer to help… Continue reading

When does property vest in the beneficiary?

A will left a life estate (“during his natural life”) in property to an incompetent son then left the property (after the life estate ends) to son #2. This is what courts refer to as “the remainder.” Later in the will, the testator stated that… Continue reading

Can a Trust instrument relieve the Trustee of liability?

A Texas appeals court was asked that question when they had to interpret the following language in a Trust relating to the Trustees dealings with the Trust assets and the beneficiaries: “no principle or rule relating to self-dealing or divided loyalty shall be applied to… Continue reading

Can a person you don’t know end up owning your estate?

Yes they can. Look up Marilyn Monroe’s estate. She gave the largest part of her estate to her acting coach. She had become friends with him and his wife. She directed that “it being my desire that he distribute these, in his sole discretion, among… Continue reading

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