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A Guide to Fiduciary Selection
This article discusses the threshold legal criteria for Texas executors, trustees, and agents, their desirable qualities and characteristics, the potential benefits and disadvantages between using individual versus corporate ...
Keeping Current: Probate, September/October 2014
A look at selected recent cases, rulings and regulations, literature, and legislation.
Keeping Current: Probate, November/December 2014
This article discusses judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters. The discussion of each case concludes with a moral, i.e., the ...
Wills and Trusts
Judicial developments in Texas regarding wills, trusts, estate planning, and other related matters from November 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.
The Benefits and Disadvantages of Living Trusts
An inter vivos trust, also known as a living trust, is created during the lifetime of the settlor; testamentary trusts do not take effect until the settlor dies. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of ...
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, ...