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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Wills

Is There a Reading of the Will in Texas?

Reading Of The Will In Texas There is no reading of the will in Texas. Reading of the will is something done in Hollywood movies not in real life in Texas. When a will is filed for probate, it becomes a public document and anyone… 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

Are You Courting Death When You Write a Will?

Apparently, some people in Tanzania think that you are. The Tanzania DailyNews in an article published July 21, 2013 reported that some people believe that if you write a will it is like courting death. Even though problems will arise if you don’t have a… Continue reading

Is a will written on a tablet computer valid?

The Chronicle-Telegram reported that an Ohio judge admitted to probate a will written and signed on a tablet computer (Samsung Galaxy tablet.)  The testator was at the hospital and did not have paper or a pen. After he died, the family printed out the will… Continue reading

Can a person you don’t know end up owning your estate?

Yes they can. Look up Marilyn Monroe’s estate. She gave the largest part of her estate to her acting coach. She had become friends with him and his wife. She directed that “it being my desire that he distribute these, in his sole discretion, among… Continue reading

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