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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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10 Reasons Not To Allow Pre-Death Will Contest

Background Texas does not allow a pre-death (Antemortem) will contest. 254 sw2 862. As long as the testator is alive, Texas considers his will changeable and therefore, a will contest would be a waste of time. However, a few states allow pre-death will contest including Ohio,… Continue reading

London Courts Face Explosion Of Will Contest Cases

Marijuana and Probate in Texas

A professor at one of Texas’ Law Schools wrote an article about the future of marijuana and Probate in Texas. You can find the article here. Abstract With the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in almost half of the states, practitioners need to be… Continue reading

Pay On Death Beneficiary Designation

Non Probate Assets Financial accounts like checking accounts, savings accounts, C.D.’s and retirement accounts are non probate assets. That means that a person’s will does not control who gets the funds. The beneficiary designation on those accounts determine who gets the funds. They do not… Continue reading

When does property vest in the beneficiary?

A will left a life estate (“during his natural life”) in property to an incompetent son then left the property (after the life estate ends) to son #2. This is what courts refer to as “the remainder.” Later in the will, the testator stated that… Continue reading

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