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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Divorce

Can an Ex-spouse Accidentally Inherit Property?

Can an Ex-spouse Accidentally Inherit Property? Possibly. I’ve previously written that a divorce voids any will provision in favor of  an ex-spouse or his/her family. EC123.001(b), 201.001. If a new will is executed giving the ex-spouse property after the divorce or if the provision in… Continue reading

Who Gets Life Insurance Proceeds?

Virginia has a statute that a spouse’s designation of the other spouse as a beneficiary in a life insurance policy is not valid if the husband and wife divorce. It goes further and provides that if the designation is not changed after a divorce and… Continue reading

Does your wife or husband get part of your inheritance when you divorce?

The short answer is no. The long answer is, it depends. Texas is a community property state. That means that a husband and wife have community property and separate property. Separate property is everything acquired before marriage and everything acquired during marriage by gift or… 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 happens if you get divorced after making your will?

What happens if you get divorced after making your will? When you get divorced, Texas law answers the question of what happens if you get divorced after making your will? Texas law provides that after a divorce, all provisions in a will in favor of… Continue reading

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