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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Inheritance

What Happens When You File An Inheritance Dispute In The Wrong Texas Court

Facts A recent court of appeals decision illustrates what happens when you file an inheritance dispute in the Wrong Texas Court. An elderly Texas man had nine children. In the last few years of his life, one of his children gained control of the man.… Continue reading

Should You Tell Your Children What They Will (Or Won’t) Inherit?

Deborah L. Jacobs, a staff writer at Forbes, wrote an article where she listed seven reasons why you should tell your children what they will or won’t inherit. While this is a difficult conversation especially as you age and become more dependent on your children,… Continue reading

Under the “slayer rule” can you inherit from someone you murdered if your are found incompetent?

The “slayer rule” is a rule that some states recognize that prevents someone convicted of causing a death from later profiting by inheriting from the deceased victim. As I’ve written before, Texas does not recognize the slayer rule except for insurance proceeds. In fact, Texas… Continue reading

Can a Texas Judge Declare That a Parent Can’t Inherit From His Child?

Yes he can, according to the Texas Probate Code. A judge can declare that a parent can’t inherit by or through a child if the parent abandoned or failed to support the child; abandoned the mother during pregnancy and birth; or, was criminally responsible for… Continue reading

In Developing Countries, Lack of Inheritance Rights for Women May Depress the Country’s Economy

In a posting on the World Bank’s blog, there is an article that points out that wives and daughters don’t have the same inheritance rights as husbands and sons in developing countries. In those countries, ownership of land is important and keeping that land in… Continue reading

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