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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: Wills

How To Disinherit Someone In Texas

How To Disinherit Someone prior to 1991 Before 1991, you could not disinherit your heirs in Texas by stating that in your will. The only way to make sure that an heir did not inherit from you was to give all of your property to… Continue reading

Can An Affidavit Be A Will

An Attorney Prepared the Affidavit In an old Texas case, the attorney testified that the deceased insisted on an affidavit. He refused to make a will because his wife was refusing to make one. The attorney recommended that he execute a will instead but he… Continue reading

Agreement Not To Contest A Will

Background Although this blog is only about Texas law, a recent case out of Delaware dealt with an unusual issue and the results should be the same in Texas if the issue ever comes up. The Delaware court in 2015 was asked to decide if… Continue reading

Contractual Bequest In A Will.

Contractual Bequest The Dallas Court of Appeals decided a case in 2013 that involved this contractual bequest in a will: if you “reside with and care for me until my death…” I’ll give you a million dollars. It also had a provision that if the… 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

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