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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.

Find your interest

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

Relationship Poisoning And Undue Influence

Relationship poisoning is a from of undue influence in Texas. Relationship poisoning is a ground for contesting a will in Texas.

Can a murderer inherit his victim’s property?

The Texas slayer rule requires affirmative action to prevent the murderer from inheriting the victim’s property.

A man is sent to prison for forging a will.

A Michigan probate attorney, Andrew W. Mayoras, has posted some information on his blog about a man who forged his...

Can you replace pages in your will?

If you have a will and you decide to make changes to it, can you take out a page and replace it? If you replace pages...

Challenging a Joint Account

Challenging a pay of death (POD) or joint account with right of survivorship account is difficult but cah be done. Don’t accept them at face value.

Definition Of Non-Participating Royalty Interest.

The words "non-participating royalty interest" may be defined as an interest in the gross production of oil, gas, and...

Gift Deeds in Texas

Gift deeds are valid in Texas but there are requirements above and beyond what is required of a normal deed. A gift deed is a document that transfers title to land. It can be informal but the intent of the grantor must be to immediately divest himself of the property.

Learn How to Successfully Contest a Will in Texas

First Thing The first thing that you must do when you have an idea that you may be challenging a will is to contact a...

Breaching A Fiduciary Duty In Texas

Power of Attorney A power of attorney in Texas creates a fiduciary duty between the person who holds the power (agent)...

Kind of Texas Property that is Inherited if You Die Intestate.

What property is inherited by your heirs in Texas if you die intestate (without a will or with a will that has been set aside because of a suit contesting the will) depends on what kind of property you have at your death. There are two kinds of property that are relevant to probate: probate property and non probate property

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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.

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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