Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Undue influence

What are six common reasons for contesting wills?

A law professor who teaches probate and estate planning has listed six common reasons why people contest wills. Prof. Gerry Beyer’s paper is here. The paper also recommends a proper procedure for the execution of wills. It is worth reading. The six common reasons for… Continue reading

Can a testator be unduly influenced when they are incompetent?

Facts An appeals court recently had to decide if a jury’s verdict that the testator lacked testamentary capacity and their verdict that the testator was unduly influenced was so conflicting that the verdict had to be set aside. In Texas, if a jury verdict has… Continue reading

What influence is “undue?”

Undue Influence A will can be denied probate because the testator was under undue influence when the will was executed. What evidence is sufficient to answer the question What influence is “undue?” is case specific. What may be considered by a jury as undue influence… Continue reading

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