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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 ...
Properly Interpreting Wills
A short analysis of a 2000 Supreme Court of Texas case. Assets related to real property passed to the residuary beneficiary even though extrinsic evidence showed the testatrix wanted this additional property devised to ...
A Texas Notary’s Guide to Estate Planning Documents
Properly notarized estate planning documents are necessary to ensure the validity of these signed documents. This article discusses steps notaries should take when acknowledging and notarizing estate planning documents. ...
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.
Case Law Update: 2012
This article discusses thirty cases relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters.
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 ...
Lessons from the Supreme Court of Texas
A discussion of seven Texas Supreme Court cases and several other non-Texas Supreme Court cases that will have an effect on Texas estate planning.
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 ...
The Fine Art of Intimidating Disgruntled Beneficiaries with In Terrorem Clauses
This article first observes the in terrorem clause's history and development by providing examples of precedent and actual in terrorem provisions used from ancient times through the earliest decisions of the United States’ ...