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A Texas will or trust can be reformed, in limited circumstances, based on a scrivener’s error (a mistake made by the attorney preparing the document as opposed to a mistake by the clients.)
A will must dispose of all property in all circumstances. If it doesn’t, then the laws of intestate succession will determine who gets the property.
Property left to a person for their life creates a life estate. The person is a life tenant. When the life tenant dies, the property (or remainder) goes to another, called the remainderman.
Heirship proceeding are different from will contest. If more than four years have passed, it may be difficult, but may not impossible, to gain the inheritance that someone else has that should be the heirs. This is complicated, involving heirship proceedings but there is a possibility that it can be done.
Texas recognizes handwritted documents as wills if they are wholly in the handwritting of the testator. Witnesses are not required.
In Texas, an illegitimate child inherits the same as any child. The problem is proving paternity if the child is not acknowledged.
The slayer rule means that a person who murders another person cannot inherit from that person. Texas doesn’t have the slayer rule but there are other methods of keeping the slayer from inheriting.
In a recent article in England, the courts let the wife inherit from her husband that she murdered because he had been so abusive toward her.
A pretermitted child is a forgotten child who takes a part of their parents’ estate even if not mentioned in the will.
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.
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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