Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Family Settlement Agreement

When a will is found after probate, does the two or four year limitations period apply?

Texas Will Is Found After Probate In two cases where wills were offered for probate more than two years after a prior probate judgment, one court held that the second will could be admitted to probate and the other court held that it could not.… Continue reading

Can you appeal a family settlement agreement in a probate case?

Not if you accepted benefits under the agreement. I have discussed the situation where a person who entered into a family settlement agreement but became dissatisfied before the judge signed the order, lost her right to appeal. To view the discussion, click here. Every person’s… Continue reading

Can beneficiaries agree not to be bound by a will?

The quick answer is yes, they can. Texas recognizes what are called “family settlement agreements.”  A family settlement agreement will be enforced by a court even if the distribution of the assets under the agreement differ from the distribution of the assets under the will. … Continue reading

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