Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Elder abuse

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

Can a murderer inherit his victim’s property?

Legally, he can. Practically, he can’t. The Texas State Constitution has a provision that says “”No conviction shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture of estate.” The Texas Probate Code §41(d) is similar. Those two provisions have been interpreted to allow a murderer to inherit… 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

What do you do if you think that an elderly person is being exploited?

In Texas, there is a statute that requires you to report the exploitation if you have reason to believe that it is taking place.  The statute reads “a person having cause to believe that an elderly or disabled person is in the state of abuse,… Continue reading

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