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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Burden of Proof

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

How much time do you have to get a Court to construe a will?

When a will is not being contested but there is a disagreement of how the will should be construed, a person has four years before action needs to be taken. In a large estate, a handwritten will gave a ranch to the decedent’s third cousin.… Continue reading

What are six common reasons for contesting wills?

A law professor who teaches probate and estate planning has listed six common reasons why people contest wills. Prof. Gerry Beyer’s paper is here. The paper also recommends a proper procedure for the execution of wills. It is worth reading. The six common reasons for… Continue reading

Who Has the Burden of Proof When Contesting a Will?

In Texas the burden of proof depends on when the will contest is filed. If the will is contested before it is admitted to probate, the burden of proof is on the person who is offering the will for probate. If the will is contested… Continue reading

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