Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Gifts

Gift Deeds In Texas

What are the requirements for deeds in Texas To be a valid deed, the document must be (1) in writing, (2) signed, (3) describe the property, and (4) delivered. TPC §5.021. What are the requirements for gift deeds in Texas To be valid, gift deeds… Continue reading

Can An Executor Sell Property To Himself

HOA Expenses after Death.

HOA or Home Owner’s Association fees are much more common today than they used to be in the past. Most condominiums have an HOA. Small subdivisions may also have home owner’s associations. These associations are set up by the original builder or developer to help… Continue reading

Do you or your heirs own your body?

No, says the Texas Supreme Court in a recent decision, Evanston Ins. Co. v. Legacy of Life, 11-0519. In the Legacy case, an insurance company did not want to pay when their insured, a non-profit tissue harvesting organization, sold a deceased woman’s tissue after promising the… Continue reading

Does the phrase “is presently making payments to me” limit a gift of a mineral interest?

A testator’s will stated “I give all of my interest in the Crockett County, Texas, mineral interest that Occidental Permian Ltd. is presently making payments to me…” to my wife.  After the testator died, additional wells were drilled on the land. Children from a prior… Continue reading

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