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Does a spouse inherit if the other spouse dies intestate without a will? It’s complicated based on many factors including: are there children? What type of property is involved? Is there a formal or informal (common law) marriage?
As a general rule, if a will is not “wholly” in the handwriting of the testator, it must be attested to by two credible witnesses.
The Texas slayer rule requires affirmative action to prevent the murderer from inheriting the victim’s property.
Forced heirship is not recognized in Texas for either children or spouses although Texas does have pretermitted child heirship.
Relationship poisoning – negative remarks about a person’s family and reinterpreting historical events in a negative manner,
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.
Problems with terms like "spouse," "children," "heirs..." In an interesting case from 2020, 04-20-00035-CV, a woman...
A Texas spendthrift trust provides for the beneficiary but is not available to the beneficiary’s creditors. A creditor cannot get to the assets of the trust.
Precatory words – words of desire and wishes should not be used in a Texas will because they may not pass property as you expect.
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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