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Equitable Adoption: The Implications of Common Law Children on Estate Planning and the Need for Statutory Regulation in Texas
(Texas Tech Estate Planning & Community Property Journal, 2015)
Focuses on the need for an equitable adoption statute in Texas. First, the comment explains the concept of equitable adoption and the problem that has arisen through the Texas Supreme Court's application of the doctrine. ...
Decanting Trusts: Irrevocable, Not Unchangeable
(Texas Tech Estate Planning & Community Property Journal, 2013)
Attempts to demystify the issues by looking at decanting and trust modifications from statutory, common law, and trust agreement standpoints. Decanting is simply a form of trust modification initiated by a trustee. In the ...