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Veterinary Medicine and the Law: What Every Veterinarian Needs to Know About Pet Trusts
Most pet owners are extremely devoted to their pets, often considering them members of the family. This devotion can carry over into the owner’s will or trust, leaving gifts for their pets in such instruments. A will or ...
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 ...
How to Conduct a Texas Will Execution
This article suggests the proper steps and format for a Texas will execution ceremony which can help prevent future will contests.
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 ...
Estate Planning for Pet Owners
The textual content of PowerPoint slides used at an ALI CLE presentation on estate planning for pet owners.
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 ...