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Keeping Current: Probate, January/February 2016
A look at selected recent cases, rulings and regulations, literature, and legislation.
A quick overview of some of the 2011 Texas probate law court cases.
Case Law Update: 2010
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-five cases that were ...
Short summaries of interesting happenings in the world of estate planning.
Avoid Being a Defendant: Estate Planning Malpractice & Ethical Concerns
An estate planner may become a defendant in a case involving an estate he or she planned in two main ways. First, the attorney may have performed his or her services in a negligent manner potentially creating exposure to ...
2015 Texas Estate Planning Legislative Update
This article reviews the 2015 Texas Legislature’s enacted legislation relating to the Texas laws of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters.
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. ...
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 ...
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.
Wills and Trusts
Judicial developments in Texas regarding wills, trusts, estate planning, and other related matters from November 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.