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Anticipating Will Contests and How to Avoid Them
(Texas Bankers Association, 2011-09-30)
An estate planner must always be on guard when drafting instruments which may supply incentive for someone to contest a will. Anytime an individual would take more through intestacy or under a prior will, the potential for ...
Wills and Trusts
This article discusses judicial developments in Texas relating to the law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters. The discussion of most cases includes the moral, that is, ...
Case Law Update
This article discusses judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters. The article covers approximately twenty cases that were reported ...
Staying Out of Trouble
(Estate Planning Studies, 2012-04)
This article provides advice for estate planners wanting to avoid malpractice liability exposure, potential acts of malpractice, and potential unethical conduct. The author offers methods which attorneys may use to detect ...
Preparing a Will for a Client with Communication Challenges
(Illinois State Bar Association, 2012-04)
When preparing wills for clients, attorneys must determine whether a client has a communication challenge and then proceed in such a way so that the communication challenge will not negatively affect the will’s validity. ...
The Role of Legal Assistants in the Estate Planning Practice
(Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2012-01)
This article discusses the role legal assistants play in the estate planning practice and includes reasons to use paralegals, the regulation of the paralegal profession, the proper and improper uses of legal assistants, ...
When You Pass on, Don't Leave the Passwords Behind
(Probate and Property, 2012-02)
Clients increasingly need help to determine how digital assets will be managed upon their death. This article addresses why attorneys and clients should include digital assets in estate plans, how to actually plan for ...
Will Contests - Prediction and Prevention
(Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal, 2011)
An estate planner must always be on guard when drafting instruments that may supply incentive for someone to contest a will. Anytime an individual would take more through intestacy or under a prior will, the potential for ...
Lady Bird Deeds: A Primer for the Texas Practitioner
(Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2011-01)
Enhanced life estate deeds are also known as Lady Bird deeds and allow a grantor to transfer property to beneficiaries while retaining a life estate in the property coupled with the power to sell, convey, or mortgage the ...
2011 Texas Estate Planning Legislative Update
(Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2011-11)
A brief summary of laws enacted by the 2011 Texas legislative session. Topics addressed include the Texas estates code, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters.