Should You Tell Your Children What They Will (Or Won’t) Inherit?

Deborah L. Jacobs, a staff writer at Forbes, wrote an article where she listed seven reasons why you should tell your children what they will or won’t inherit. While this is a difficult conversation especially as you age and become more dependent on your children, it is one that should take place. Read her article to learn why.

Copyright by Robert Ray a Texas inheritance attorney. The foregoing information is general in nature and does not apply to every fact situation. If you are concerned about inheritance laws, inheritance rights, have a family inheritance dispute, a property dispute or want information about contesting a will and need an inheritance lawyer, we can help. Please go to our main site www.texasinheritance.com and use the contact form to contact us today. We are Texas inheritance lawyers and would love to learn about your case and there is no fee for the initial consultation.

Supreme Court rules children born by IVF not entitled to social security benefits.

When a parent dies, his or her children can claim social benefits based on their parents social security contributions until they become adults. In a case decided May 21, 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled that children born eighteen months after the death of the parent by IVF, In vitro fertilisation, were not entitle to claim benefits under their deceased parent’s social security earnings.

The case was based partially on Florida’s inheritance laws which state that a child born after the death of a parent may inherit from the parent only if they were conceived during the parent’s lifetime. Prof. Beyer of the Texas Tech Law School asked the question of what would the ruling be if the wife had implanted a frozen embryo instead. Since conception would have taken place before the husband’s death, would the court have made the same decision when the child was born long after the father’s death?

The Texas Probate Code allows children born after the death of their parent to qualify as heirs. There is no mention of conception times as in Florida. 41(a).

Copyright by Robert Ray a Texas inheritance attorney. The foregoing information is general in nature and does not apply to every fact situation. If you are concerned about inheritance laws, inheritance rights, have a family inheritance dispute, a property dispute or want information about contesting a will and need an inheritance lawyer, we can help. Please go to our main site www.texasinheritance.com and use the contact form to contact us today. We are Texas inheritance lawyers and would love to learn about your case and there is no fee for the initial consultation.

What in the world is a “pretermitted child”?

What in the world is a “pretermitted child”?

What is a pretermitted child

A pretermitted child is a child who is born or adopted after a will is made and is not mentioned in the will. Most states have statutes that deal with this issue. In Texas, the statute provides that if the child is not otherwise provided for by the deceased parent, the child will take a portion of the estate even though he is not mentioned in the will.

What are the inheritance rights of a pretermitted child

I have written about the inheritance rights of a pretermitted child here and on my main site here.

There are complications involved when deciding if the child was “not otherwise provided for.”

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