Can a Husband or Wife Inherit After a Divorce in Texas?

Texas law provides that all provisions in a will in favor of a former spouse “must be read as if the former spouse failed to survive the testator” and are null and void. Therefore, if you get divorced and don't change your will, you ex-wife will not inherit under your...

Can the lawyer be a beneficiary?

The quick answer is no, he can’t.  Texas has a statute that says that a devise or bequest of property in a will to the attorney who prepares or supervises the preparation of the will or to an heir or employee of the attorney is void.  This statute applies to anyone...

Who is a “descendant” in Texas Probate Court?

Sometimes it is difficult to determine who is a descendent in today’s large and mixed families with half-children, step-children, adopted children, etc.

Who Can Contest a Texas Probate?

In order to be involved in a Texas probate case, a person has to have standing. Standing means that the person has a pecuniary interest in the outcome.

Who Can Contest a Texas Probate?

Who Can Contest a Texas Probate?

In order to be involved in a Texas probate case, a person has to have standing. Standing means that the person has a pecuniary interest in the outcome.

Bill of Review

Bill of Review

The main difference between a Texas equitable and statutory bill of review is that a statutory bill of review does not require due diligence.

Pretermitted Spouse in Texas

Pretermitted Spouse in Texas

A pretermitted spouse is not recognized in Texas but if another state recognizes a person as a pretermitted spouse they may inherit in Texas.

Presumption of Undue Influence

Presumption of Undue Influence

A person who is an Executor, Administrator, Trustee, or who has a Power of Attorney is a fiduciary. A fiduciary must act in the best interest of the beneficiaries and show that each of his actions was in the beneficiaries’ best interest. When an action benefits the fiduciary in any way, there is a presumption of unfairness, and the fiduciary may be liable.

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