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by Robert A. Ray

 

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The post below are new cases on inheritance disputes in Texas that will that will help explain the process.

What's unusual

Many of the post below are not new but contain an interesting or unusual decision about inheritance disputes.

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Cases that may be important in a Texas probate case dealing with inheritance disputes that speak to your interest.

Podcast – revoking a will in Texas

This podcast discusses some of the ways in which a will can be revoked as well as some problems that arise about attempted revocation of a will. I discuss a recent case where there was an attempt to revoke a will but that attempt was unsuccessful.

Can you have a secret common-law marriage in Texas

Texas Law Texas recognizes common-law marriages or what Texas refers to as" informal" marriages. An informal marriage...

Witnesses to Power of Attorney charged with murder!

The Kansas City Star newspaper reported an interesting story. A sixty-seven year old millionaire, Bill Van Note, was...

Under the “slayer rule” can you inherit from someone you murdered if your are found incompetent?

The “slayer rule” is a rule that some states recognize that prevents someone convicted of causing a death from later profiting by inheriting from the deceased victim. The Texas slayer rule accomplishes the same result but in a different way. The heirs must take some affirmative action to prevent the slayer from inheriting.

10 Factors To Determine Undue Influence In Texas

Courts have long recognized that the exertion of influence that was or became undue is usually a subtle thing and by its very nature usually involves an extended course of dealings and circumstances.

Contesting a Will After it Has Been Admitted to Probate

Time Limits The time limits or what lawyers call the statute of limitations for contesting a will is determined by...

WHAT CONSTITUTES A SIGNATURE ON A WILL

A holographic will is one that is wholly in the handwriting of the testator and signed by him. What constitutes a signature is often contested.

Can a Texas Fiduciary Avoid Liability by Relying on Accountants and Attorneys?

In Texas, a trustee or other fiduciary may not be able to avoid liability for breach of his fiduciary duty by relying...

Can A Beneficiary Attest A Will?

Can A Beneficiary Attest A Will? As stated in another post on this blog, a will has to be attested by two are more...

Removal Of Executor In Texas

Removal of Executor or an administrator in Texas. Rights of beneficiaries of will to seek removal of an executor and what needs to be proven.

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Robert Ray

Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law — Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We handle cases all across Texas. Our principal office is in Lantana, Texas (DFW area).

Robert Ray is a Texas attorney who handles inheritance disputes

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Inheritance disputes involve someone who has taken advantage of the elderly. These cases are complicated and most often, but not always, involve outsiders. We represent you knowing that these inheritance disputes are private and painful family matters. We know this is a stressful time for you. We strive to obtain the quickest and best results possible so that you can get this troubling episode behind you.

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