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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Beneficiary

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

What must an executor do if he discovers additional property belonging to the estate?

Once the executor or administrator in a probate case is appointed, he must file an inventory of all of the property belonging to the estate. TPC 250. The inventory has to be filed within 90 days of his appointment. Once filed, the judge will review… Continue reading

Who gets the money if a man names his ex-wife as beneficiary in a life insurance policy?

Ex-wife As Beneficiary In A Life Insurance Policy A husband and wife of 25 years filed for divorce. The husband agreed to pay alimony until 2001. He also agreed that he would obtain an insurance policy and name his ex-wife as beneficiary “to a portion… Continue reading

What is a putative spouse?

A putative spouse is one who, in good faith, thinks that he or she is married when they are not. I’ve written a brief description of a putative spouse and their inheritance rights at our web site, www.TexasInheritance.Com.

Do illegitimate children have inheritance rights?

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