The topic is “Revoking a will in Texas”
Whether a will has been revoked or not is an issue that comes up in will contest. A recent Texas case showed some of the problems that can arise when one party claims that the will has not been revoked and the other party claims that it has been revoked.
A written will may not be revoked in Texas, except: by a subsequent will, codicil, or declaration in writing that is executed with like formalities; or, by the testator destroying or canceling the same or causing it to be destroyed or canceled in the testator’s presence.
In either case, a testator must have testamentary capacity to revoke a will just has he must have testamentary capacity to execute a will.
When a testator has a will in his possession at his death and the original will cannot be found, there is a presumption that the will was revoked. The interplay between the presumption of revocation and the requirement of testamentary is the subject of the case we discuss in this podcast.
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