Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Illegitimate

No Forced Heirship In Texas

What is Forced Heirship? Forced heirship is a concept that provides that all of your children have a right to a portion of your estate upon your death. In other words, each of your children must get part of your estate. There are limited circumstances… Continue reading

Reasons for the recent increase in inheritance disputes.

I have previously written about the causes of the recent increase in will contest and other inheritance disputes. In a recent article, International Adviser also reported on this issue. At the beginning of the article, the writer talks about the increase in inheritance disputes because… Continue reading

Who can request an exhumation of a body?

Apparently, an illegitimate child can’t. The Health and Safety Code §711.004 allows a district court to order an exhumation if requested by certain people including the spouse or the children. That section may not apply to illegitimate children unless money is involved. In a case… Continue reading

Do illegitimate children have inheritance rights?

Do you get an inheritance if you never knew your father? Or mother?

Occasionally, the situation will arise were a child is born but never knows one of his parents. This may happen because the mother and father were never married.  It could happen because the mother and father were married but for whatever reason, the father left… Continue reading

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