Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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What Happens To A Gift To A Group?

Children or Siblings If a person dies intestate then all states have a statute that sets out who inherits. If a person dies testate the will sets out who inherits. In either of these cases, what happens if some of the people in the statute… Continue reading

Pretermitted Wife Not Recognized in Texas.

What is a pretermitted spouse I’ve written before about pretermitted (forgotten) children and their rights to inherit. You can read the articles here and here. Basically, a pretermitted child is one who is born after a will is executed and is not otherwise provided for… Continue reading

Is A Contingent Will Valid? What If The Contingency Never Occurs?

Is a Contingent Will Valid A will may be drawn to take effect on the happening of a contingency or condition. If the contingency or condition never occurs, it is void. An important class of contingent wills consist of instruments made to take effect as… Continue reading

Can a Texas Fiduciary Avoid Liability by Relying on Accountants and Attorneys?

In Texas, a trustee or other fiduciary may not be able to avoid liability for breach of his fiduciary duty by relying on other professionals like accountants and attorneys. In a case in Houston, children sued their father who was the trustee of the grandmother’s… Continue reading

11 Signs Of Elder Financial Abuse.

What are the Signs The United States government’s Administration on Aging, a part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, identifies the major types of elder abuse such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, financial abuse, etc. A type of abuse identified by… Continue reading

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