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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.

Tag Archives: Burden of Proof

Can A Will Be Signed By Initials In Texas

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… Continue reading

Removal Of Executor In Texas

Grounds for removal of executor in Texas A Texas executor can be removed by the probate court but not because the beneficiaries under the will don’t like him. A Texas executor can only be removed for specific reasons that must be pled and proven by… Continue reading

England Seeing Increase in Will Contest

England seeing an increase in will contest, why? For the same reasons Texas is seeing an increase in will contest. I have previously written on why contesting a will has become more common. You can view that article here. An English law firm, Soosmiths, has… Continue reading

Good Faith Exception in Will Contest

Good Faith Exception Texas and many other states will  enforce forfeiture clauses in wills if the contestant is not successful. The clauses are know as no contest provisions or in terrorem clauses . Texas has a Good Faith Exception in Will Contest involving no-contest clauses.… Continue reading

Is a will written on a tablet computer valid?

The Chronicle-Telegram reported that an Ohio judge admitted to probate a will written and signed on a tablet computer (Samsung Galaxy tablet.)  The testator was at the hospital and did not have paper or a pen. After he died, the family printed out the will… Continue reading

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