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Keeping Current: Probate, November/December 2012
A look at selected recent cases, rulings and regulations, literature, and legislation.
West's Texas Forms - Real Property - Vol. 13, 14, & 15
(West Group, 2007)
This supplement, published by West and written by Gerry W. Beyer, contains volumes nine and ten of the Texas Law of Wills in the Texas Practice Series. Volume nine contains Part I, Intestate Succession, and the beginning ...
The Communicationally Challenged Testator
(Estate Planning Developments for the Texas Professional, 2009-04)
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. ...
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 thirty-five cases. The discussion ...
Review of Raymond C. O'Brien & Michael T. Flannery, Decedents' Estates: Cases and Materials
(University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review, 2007)
Professor Beyer reviews Decedents’ Estates: Cases and Materials (2006) by Raymond C. O’Brien and Michael T. Flannery.
Wills & Trusts
(SMU Law Review, 2010)
Pet Animals: What Happens When Their Humans Die?
This article chronicles the evolution of enforcing after-death gifts for the benefit of pet animals. The article also gives a review of the common law background and the wide variety of approaches adopted by United States ...
Web Meets the Will: Estate Planning for Digital Assets
As a general rule, personal property falls into two major categories—tangible and intangible. Recently, many have started to use a subdivision of personal property known as “digital assets.” Most attorneys are not sure ...
Decanting Is Not Just for Sommeliers
Decanting is a form of trust modification that is initiated by a trustee. This article discusses the reasons to decant, a trustee’s fiduciary duties, decanting’s interface with fiduciary duties, state decanting statutes, ...
Estate Plans: Enhancing Estate Plans with Multiple-Party Accounts
Multiple-party accounts are low-cost, flexible, convenient to set up, and are very useful in estate planning. However, there are potential dangers associated with multiple-party accounts, and one should understand how ...