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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: Family Settlement Agreement

Do All Heirs Have To Join A Will Contest?

In Rem Proceedings Will Contest in Texas are in rem proceedings which means that notice to all the heirs is not required. It is up to each interested party to keep themselves apprised of the status of any probate case. Tennessee is also an in… Continue reading

Pretermitted Spouse and Premarital Agreement

What is a pretermitted spouse Texas does not recognize a pretermitted (forgotten) spouse so this article has no application to Texas. Some states do recognize a pretermitted spouse and I have written about those states here. Basically, a pretermitted spouse is someone who marries a… Continue reading

Agreement Not To Contest A Will

Background Although this blog is only about Texas law, a recent case out of Delaware dealt with an unusual issue and the results should be the same in Texas if the issue ever comes up. The Delaware court in 2015 was asked to decide if… Continue reading

Is it dangerous to be an heir?

It can be depending on the mental status of other heirs. Some will contest can get out of hand. As one person put it, you really never know a person until you share an inheritance with them. The Houston Chronicle posted an article about an… Continue reading

“You never really know a person until you’ve shared an inheritance with them”

Hays Daily News That quote “You never really know a person until you’ve shared an inheritance with them” is from the Hays Daily News site reporting on a seminar put on by Kansas State University titled “Women in Agriculture.” The article discussed how the process of… Continue reading

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