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Pets Trusts: Fido With a Fortune?
In “Pet Trusts: Fido With a Fortune?”, author Gerry Beyer examines the various methods of providing for your pets after your death. Professor Beyer begins by describing the historical methods used to provide for pets ...
Texas Will Manual
(Blakemore & Gathright, 2010)
This manual is designated for use by members of the Texas Bar. The manual contains an assortment of forms intended to help Texas legal practitioners draft wills. The forms listed in this manual are aimed at helping Texas ...
Commentary: Clients' Pets Deserve Care When Owners Die
(Texas Lawyer, 2010-03-01)
This brief commentary posits that estate planning lawyers may be ethically obligated to inquire about their clients’ pets so they can make certain those pets are properly cared for when clients are unable to do so due to ...
Texas Practice Series: Probate and Decedents' Estates
This collection features organization similar to the Texas Probate Code to make estate administration work easier and faster. Coverage includes jurisdiction of probate court and district court, venue, pleadings and procedure, ...
Professor Aloysius A. Leopold: An Extraordinary Man
A tribute to Professor Aloysius A. Leopold who taught law at St. Mary’s University School of Law for over forty years.
Keeping Current: Probate, January/February 2016
A look at selected recent cases, rulings and regulations, literature, and legislation.
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.
How to Conduct an Illinois Will Execution
This article provides steps to conduct a proper Illinois will execution ceremony that will protect against later contests and disputes.