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What Estate Planners Need to Know About Firearms
A variety of issues are involved upon the transfer of firearms to beneficiaries after death. Federal and state firearms legislation and regulation often control whether the possession of certain types of guns are legal. ...
Estate Planning for Digital Assets
Only two states (Oklahoma and Idaho) have statutes that directly address digital assets in a probate context - and then only in the administration phase. Few estate planners provide digital asset planning for their clients, ...
Are In Terrorem Clauses Still Frightening?
This article discusses the history of in terrorem clauses and the enforcement of in terrorem clauses in Texas. Next, the author discusses the intent of the passage of HB 1969 and how it may change the enforcement of in ...
Rewards from the Grave: Keeping Loyalty Program Benefits in the Family
This article discusses several popular loyalty and frequent flyer programs and their policies on transferring accrued benefits to beneficiaries upon the owners’ deaths. Advice is given to attorneys and members of these ...
Video Requiem: Thy Will Be Done
Video recording will execution ceremonies can be very useful as they may help avoid will contests. The author gives an outline of the procedure to follow when videotaping a will execution ceremony, the required substantive ...
Case Law Update: 2012
This article discusses thirty cases relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters.
A Texas Notary’s Guide to Estate Planning Documents
Properly notarized estate planning documents are necessary to ensure the validity of these signed documents. This article discusses steps notaries should take when acknowledging and notarizing estate planning documents. ...
Wills and Trusts
Judicial developments in Texas regarding wills, trusts, estate planning, and other related matters from November 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.
Video-Recording the Will Execution Ceremony
Video recording the will execution ceremony may offer protection against future will contests. This article discusses the uses and admissibility of will execution video recording, video recordings’ advantages and disadvantages ...
Lessons from the Supreme Court of Texas
A discussion of seven Texas Supreme Court cases and several other non-Texas Supreme Court cases that will have an effect on Texas estate planning.