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Manipulating the Conduct of Beneficiaries With Conditional Gifts
This article explores conditional gifts and focuses on how to increase the likelihood that the court will enforce the conditions. The author discusses forces acting against conditional gifts, the types of conditions which ...
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 ...
Updated Primer on Lady Bird Deeds
This article discusses why one would use a Lady Bird deed (enhanced life estate deeds) and what other alternatives exist. Concerns surrounding the use of Lady Bird deeds are also addressed.
A quick overview of some of the 2011 Texas probate law court cases.
West’s Texas Forms: Administration of Decedents’ Estates and Guardianships
Probate can be complicated, and having access to a resource containing probate forms can make the probate process more straightforward. This book contains forms for estate administration and guardianship matters.
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.
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.
The Basics of Texas Intestate Succession Law
This working paper discusses the basics of Texas intestate succession law followed by a discussion of a variety of issues and updates which may affect the intestacy distribution scheme. Power point slides are included ...
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 ...