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.

What do you do if you think that an elderly person is being exploited?

In Texas, there is a statute that requires you to report the exploitation if you have reason to believe that it is taking place.  The statute reads “a person having cause to believe that an elderly or disabled person is in the state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation shall report the information…”

It is a crime not to report the exploitation if you have reason to believe that it is occurring.  This statute is similar to the failure to report child abuse statutes.  The law wants to make sure that the most vulnerable, the young and the old, are protected.

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