Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

My practice is limited to trials involving inheritance disputes including will contest, related property disputes and associated torts. To ask privately about a Texas litigation issue involving an inheritance dispute, click the big red button to go to our main site's contact page and ask a question privately.

Tag Archives: Putative

What are the Inheritance Rights of a Spouse?

There is a movie titled “It’s complicated.” That title describes the inheritance rights of a spouse. It’s complicated because of defining who is the spouse, what property the spouse inherits and what is the status of any children. The inheritance laws are used to determine… Continue reading

Does your wife or husband get part of your inheritance when you divorce?

The short answer is no. The long answer is, it depends. Texas is a community property state. That means that a husband and wife have community property and separate property. Separate property is everything acquired before marriage and everything acquired during marriage by gift or… Continue reading

What is a putative spouse?

A putative spouse is one who, in good faith, thinks that he or she is married when they are not. I’ve written a brief description of a putative spouse and their inheritance rights at our web site, www.TexasInheritance.Com.

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