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What Texas Estate Planners Need to Know about Transferring a Wind Interest
(Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2009-10)
Wind energy is becoming an important component of our nation’s trend towards green energy. Attorneys must carefully determine how wind rights will be treated when preparing wills for clients. This article discusses how ...
Commentary: Clients' Pets Deserve Care When Owners Die
(Texas Lawyer, 2010-03-01)
This brief commentary posits that estate planning lawyers may be ethically obligated to inquire about their clients’ pets so they can make certain those pets are properly cared for when clients are unable to do so due to ...
2009 Texas Legislative Update: Intestacy, Wills, Trusts, and Related Matters
(Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2009-07)
A review of laws enacted during the 2009 Texas legislative session. Topics addressed include wills, trusts, estate administration, intestacy, the estates code, and other estate planning matters.
Teaching Materials on Estate Planning
A casebook comprehensively reviewing the estate planning process.
Professor Aloysius A. Leopold: An Extraordinary Man
A tribute to Professor Aloysius A. Leopold who taught law at St. Mary’s University School of Law for over forty years.
Keeping Current: Probate, January/February 2016
A look at selected recent cases, rulings and regulations, literature, and legislation.
Estate Planning for Non-Human Family Members
Pets are an important part of people’s lives and are often also considered part of their owners’ families. Pet owners commonly intend to provide for the care of their pets after the owners’ death and will include their ...
Estate Planning for Pets
Courts and legislatures are recently more favorably approaching gifts to pets, and there is a higher probability of having courts apply a variety of techniques and policies to recognize these gifts. The author discusses ...
Manipulating the Conduct of Beneficiaries With Conditional Gifts
This article explores conditional gifts and focuses on how to increase the likelihood that the court will enforce the conditions. The author discusses forces acting against conditional gifts, the types of conditions which ...
The post-mortem probate model prevalent in the United States is deficient because the testator is deceased and unable to testify as to his testamentary capacity, intent, and freedom from undue influence. Post-mortem probate ...