Gerry W. Beyer

Texas Tech University School of Law

Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law

3311 18th Street

Lubbock, TX 79409-0004

United States

http://www.ProfessorBeyer.com

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

112

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Scholarly Papers (112)

1.

Lady Bird Deeds: A Primer for the Texas Practitioner

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, January 2011
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 09 Jan 2011
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and U.S. Trust
Downloads 4,139 (4,872)

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Lady Bird Deed, Enhanced Life Estate Deed, Medicare, Estate Planning, deeds, Texas

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Cyber Estate Planning and Administration

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 24 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2022
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and U.S. Trust
Downloads 4,067 (5,002)

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digital assets, digital estate, estate planning, wills, trusts, passwords, fiduciary, cryptocurrency, NFT, non-fungible tokens

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How to Conduct a Modern Texas Will Execution

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2015
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2021
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 2,657 (9,960)

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wills, will ceremony, will execution, Texas, estate planning

4.

2015 Texas Estates Code with Commentary

Number of pages: 381 Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 2,397 (11,742)
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Texas Estates Code, Texas, wills, probate, intestacy, estate administration, guardianship, estate planning

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Intestate Succession: What Every Texas Estate Planner Needs to Know

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2018
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 2,341 (12,182)

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2019 Texas Estates & Trust Codes with Commentary

Number of pages: 663 Posted: 03 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2020
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 2,068 (14,810)

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Texas Estates Code, Texas Property Code, Texas, Wills, Probate, Trusts, Estate Administration, Guardianship, Estate Planning

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Downloads 1,874 (17,329)

Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, April 2011
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2014
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and U.S. Trust
Downloads 1,300 (29,730)

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digital assets, estate planning, wills, probate, property

Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Estate Planning Studies, July 2011
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 07 Jul 2011
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and U.S. Trust
Downloads 574 (90,408)

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estate planning, wills, digital assets, passwords, user names

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Updated Primer on Lady Bird Deeds

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, April 2012
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 28 Mar 2012
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and U.S. Trust
Downloads 1,579 (22,611)

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Lady Bird Deed, Enhanced Life Estate Deed, Medicare, Estate Planning, deeds, Texas

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What Estate Planners Need to Know About Firearms

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, April 2010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 10 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2010
Gerry W. Beyer and Jessica B. Jackson
Texas Tech University School of Law and Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal
Downloads 1,548 (23,314)

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wills, trusts, estate planning, firearms, guns, machine guns, NFA, National Firearms Act, gun trusts

Avoid Being a Defendant: Estate Planning Malpractice and Ethical Concerns

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 May 2011
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 979 (44,623)

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professional responsibility, ethics, malpractice, wills, trusts, estate planning

Avoid Being a Defendant: Estate Planning Malpractice and Ethical Concerns

5 St. Mary's L.J. Mal. & Ethics 224, 2015
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 03 Jun 2015
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 568 (91,631)

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wills, trusts, estate planning, malpractice, legal malpractice, ethics, professional responsibility, probate

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2017 Texas Estates & Trust Codes with Commentary

Number of pages: 658 Posted: 28 Jul 2017
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 1,327 (29,274)

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Texas Estates Code, Texas Property Code, Texas, wills, probate, trusts, estate administration, guardianship, estate planning

12.

The Benefits and Disadvantages of Living Trusts

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, February 2014
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 01 Mar 2014
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 1,252 (31,907)

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trusts, living trusts, inter vivos trusts, Texas, estate planning

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Pets Trusts: Fido with a Fortune?

Trusts and Estates Law Section, New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, January 2010, Texas Tech Law School Research Paper No. 2010-22
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2010
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 1,245 (32,170)

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pets, animals, trusts, estate planning, wills, dogs, cats, parrots, tax

14.

When You Pass on, Don't Leave the Passwords Behind: Planning for Digital Assets

Probate & Property, Vol. 26, No. 1, p. 40, January/February 2012
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 07 Jan 2012
Gerry W. Beyer and Naomi Cahn
Texas Tech University School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 1,161 (35,492)

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digital assets, wills, trusts, estate planning, passwords, computers, disability, death

15.

A Texas Notary's Guide to Estate Planning Documents

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, January 2016
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2015
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 1,081 (39,399)

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estate planning, wills, Texas, notary, document execution, power of attorney

16.

An Estate Planner's Guide to the Uniform Partition of Heirs' Property Act

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Aug 2018
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 1,054 (40,808)

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Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, UPHPA, property, tenants in common, partition, heirs property

17.

Statutory Fill-in-The-Blank Will Forms

Probate & Property, Vol. 10, pp. 26-28, December 1996
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Apr 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 969 (45,940)

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statutory fill-in-the-blank form, wills, will forms

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Non-Fungible Tokens: What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 28 Nov 2021
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 968 (46,004)
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NFT, non-fungible tokens, estate planning, wills, trusts, blockchain, cryptocurrency, collectibles, tokens, minting

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An Estate Planner's Guide to Specific Testamentary Gifts

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals 2020
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 08 Feb 2021
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 913 (49,903)

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wills, bequests, testamentary gifts, estate planning, devises, collections, ademption, exoneration, lapse, tangible personal property document, financial power of attorney

20.

Rewards from the Grave: Keeping Loyalty Program Benefits in the Family

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, July 2011
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 08 Jul 2011
Gerry W. Beyer and Mikela Bryant
Texas Tech University School of Law and Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal
Downloads 903 (50,684)

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estate planning, wills, loyalty programs, frequent flyer

21.

Lady Bird Deeds and Transfer on Death Deeds

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Dec 2018
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 900 (50,925)

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lady bird deeds, transfer on death deeds, estate planning, deeds, enhanced life estate deed, Medicaid

22.

A Guide to Texas Pet Trusts

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Oct 2013
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 862 (54,028)

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pet trusts, animals, wills, trusts, estate planning, Texas

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Case Law Update

25th Annual Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law, 2010
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 31 Aug 2010
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 244 (236,584)

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Texas, wills, trusts, intestacy, probate, estate planning, estate administration

Case Law Update

26th Annual Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law, Chapter N, 2011
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 24 Sep 2011
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 214 (268,500)

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wills, trusts, estate planning, non-probate assets, probate, administration, estate administration, intestacy, Texas

Case Law Update

27th Annual Wills and Probate Institute, Chapter P, September 2012
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Sep 2012
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 199 (287,173)

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wills, trusts, estate planning, non-probate assets, probate, administration, estate administration, intestacy, Texas

Case Law Update

28th Annual Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law, ch. R, 2013
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 183 (309,930)

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Wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, estate planning, Texas

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Are in Terrorem Clauses Still Frightening?

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, July 2009
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 12 Jul 2010
Gerry W. Beyer and Benjamin Major
Texas Tech University School of Law and Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal
Downloads 782 (61,679)

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wills, trusts, in terrorem, no-contest,Texas, estate planning, forfeiture, H.B. 1969, HB 1969

25.

Anticipating Will Contests and How to Avoid Them

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2012
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 764 (63,618)

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wills, will contest, estate planning, ante-mortem probate, will execution ceremony, videorecording wills, no contest clauses, in terrorem clauses, witnesses

26.

Summary of Changes to Estate Planning Law Made by the 2023 Texas Legislature

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 22 Aug 2023
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 724 (68,189)

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Texas, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate, Legislation, Intestacy, Estate Planning, Estate Administration

27.

2021 Texas Estates & Trust Codes with Commentary

Number of pages: 667 Posted: 28 Jul 2021
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 711 (69,836)

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Texas Estates Code, Texas Property Code, Texas, Intestacy, Intestate Succession, Wills, Probate, Trusts, Estate Administration, Guardianship, Estate Planning

28.

Will Contests - Prediction and Prevention

Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal, Vol. 4, p. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 02 Mar 2012
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 705 (70,620)

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wills, estates, probate, will contests, in terrorem, will execution, videorecorded wills, ante-mortem probate

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Summary of Changes Made By the 2021 Texas Legislature

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 10 Aug 2021
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 701 (71,120)

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Texas, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Guardianship, 2021 Texas Legislature

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The Texas Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act: A Primer for Estate Planners

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Sep 2017
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 611 (84,546)
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digital assets, digital property, Texas, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, wills, trusts, power of attorney, guardianship, email, social media, electronic communications

31.

Transfer on Death Deeds: A Texas Primer

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2016
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 602 (86,161)

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transfer on death deeds, Texas, property, non-probate, deeds, non-testamentary, probate avoidance, TODD

32.

Puff, the Magic Dragon, and the Estate Planner

3 Texas A&M University Journal of Property Law 1 (2016)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2016
Gerry W. Beyer and Brooke Dacus
Texas Tech University School of Law and California Lutheran University
Downloads 602 (86,161)

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estate planning, wills, trusts, marijuana, life insurance, testamentary capacity

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Wills and Trusts

Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Sep 2010
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 499 (107,677)

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Texas, will, trusts, intestate succession, intestacy, estate administration, probate

Wills and Trusts

Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 4, 2009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Nov 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 100 (504,026)

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wills, trusts, estate planning, estate administration, probate

34.

Digital Planning: The Future of Elder Law

NAELA Journal, Vol. 9, p. 135, 2013, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-94, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-94
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 18 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2013
Gerry W. Beyer and Naomi Cahn
Texas Tech University School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 596 (87,314)

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will, trusts, digital assets, internet, passwords, estate planning, elder law

35.

Decanting is Not Just for Sommeliers

Estate Planning Studies, July 2014
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Aug 2014
Gerry W. Beyer and Melissa Willms
Texas Tech University School of Law and Davis & Willms, PLLC
Downloads 595 (87,496)

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decanting, trusts, estate planning

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Sign on the [Electronic] Dotted Line: The Rise of the Electronic Will

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 07 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2019
Gerry W. Beyer and Katherine Peters
Texas Tech University School of Law and Texas Tech University, School of Law, Students
Downloads 570 (92,317)

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E-Wills, Electronic Wills, Wills, Estate Planning, Electronic Wills Act

37.

Fundamentals of Texas Multiple-Party Accounts

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Sep 2010
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 551 (96,385)

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Texas, joint account, trust account, POD account, convenience account, right of survivorship, bank account

38.

Manipulating the Conduct of Beneficiaries with Conditional Gifts

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, October 2012
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 26 Sep 2012
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 537 (99,561)

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conditional gifts, wills, Texas, estate planning

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The Uniform Power of Attorney Act: New Solutions to Old Problems

Estate Planning Studies, 2009, Texas Tech Law School Research Paper No. 2009-03
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 May 2009 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 496 (109,708)

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power of attorney, agent, principal, Uniform Power of Attorney Act, disability planning

40.

2015 Texas Estate Planning Legislative Update

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 03 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2015
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 485 (112,629)

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wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, trusts, transfer on death deeds, TOD deeds, disclaimers, trust protectors, attorney trust accounts, divorce, body disposition

41.

Technology’s Impact on the Changing Future of the Trusts and Estate Practice

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Feb 2020
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 484 (112,922)

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electronic wills, cryptocurrency, technology, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate

42.

Cryptocurrency -- What Estate Planners Need to Know

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 20 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2019
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 481 (113,736)

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cryptocurrency, virtual currency, Bitcoin, estate planning, digital currency, blockchain, prudent investment, wills, trusts

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Max's Taxes: A Tax-Based Analysis of Pet Trusts

University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2009, Texas Tech Law School Research Paper No. 2010-08
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 23 May 2009 Last Revised: 12 May 2010
Gerry W. Beyer and Jonathan P. Wilkerson
Texas Tech University School of Law and Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 480 (114,019)

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trusts, pets, animals, tax, income tax, estate tax, gift tax, wills

44.

The Role of Legal Assistants in the Estate Planning Practice

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, January 2012
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and U.S. Trust
Downloads 475 (115,415)

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paralegal, legal assistant, Texas, estate planning, law firm, probate, wills, trusts, estate planning

45.

Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2015
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 473 (116,003)

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intestacy, intestate succession, wills, trusts, probate, estate planning, estate administration

46.

Estate Planning Highlights of the 2017 Texas Legislature

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 24 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2017
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 447 (124,142)

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Texas, intestate succession, intestacy, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, estate planning, 2017 Texas Legislature

47.

Electronic Wills: The Changing Future of the Estate Practice

Number of pages: 106 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 445 (124,802)

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Electronic wills, e-Wills, wills, estate planning, Uniform Electronic Wills Act

48.

Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Jun 2017
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 440 (126,443)

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Texas, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, intestacy

49.

Who Said Learning Trusts & Estates Can't Be Fun?

St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 58, p. 713, 2014
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 29 Mar 2014
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 424 (132,015)

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wills, trusts, estates, estate planning, estate administration, estate administration, probate, teaching, instruction, law school

50.

2023 Texas Estates & Trusts Codes

Number of pages: 680 Posted: 24 Aug 2023
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 423 (132,352)

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Texas Estates Code, Texas Property Code, Texas Trust Code, Texas, Intestacy, Intestate Succession, Wills, Probate, Trusts, Estate Administration, Guardianship, Estate Planning

51.

2009 Texas Legislative Update: Intestacy, Wills, Trusts, and Related Matters

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, July 2009
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 23 Jul 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 423 (132,352)

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wills, trusts, estate administration, probate, Texas

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The Communicationally Challenged Testator

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, April 2009
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 05 Jun 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 418 (134,160)

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wills, communication, blind, deaf, illiterate, estate planning

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Video-Recording the Will Execution Ceremony

Estate Planning Studies, April 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 May 2010
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 411 (136,810)

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wills, will execution, will execution ceremony, video, videotape, videorecording, estate planning

54.

What If Your Parrot Outlives You? Preparing for Your Bird’s Future

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Nov 2020
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 399 (141,600)

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parrots, trusts, pets, pet trusts, statutory pet trusts, animal caregivers, estate planning, companion animals

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Estate Planning Ramifications of Obergefell v. Hodges

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 09 Jul 2016
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 384 (147,769)

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Texas, estate planning, gay, lesbian, Obergefell, common-law marriage, same-sex marriage, community property, heirship determination

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Estate Planning Highlights of the 2019 Texas Legislature

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals. 2019
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 12 May 2020
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 379 (149,917)

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Texas, Intestate Succession, Intestacy, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, 2019 Texas Legislature

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Federal Income and Wealth Transfer Taxation: What Happened and What Might Happen Next

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, May 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 31 May 2013
Gerry W. Beyer and Robert Moshman
Texas Tech University School of Law and Independent
Downloads 376 (151,270)

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estate tax, gift tax, income tax, American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, ATRA, taxation, estate planning

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How the 2017 Texas Legislature Modernized Durable Powers of Attorney

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals (2018)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 May 2018
Gerry W. Beyer and Lora Davis
Texas Tech University School of Law and Davis Stephenson, PLLC
Downloads 371 (153,573)

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Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney, Texas, Estate Planning

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Texas Estate Planning Judicial Update: End of 2020 Edition

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Feb 2021
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 364 (156,851)

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Texas, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, intestacy

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Lessons from the Supreme Court of Texas

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, October 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 23 Oct 2010
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 359 (159,256)

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Estate Planning, Wills, Intestate Succession, Trusts, Probate, Texas, Estate Administration

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A Guide to Fiduciary Selection

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, July 2014
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 30 Jul 2014
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 358 (159,735)

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fiduciary, executor, trustee, agent, estate planning, Texas, probate

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Staying Out of Trouble

Estate Planning Studies, p. 1, April 2012
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 16 Apr 2012
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 357 (160,272)

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legal malpractice, professional responsibility, privity, estate planning

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Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution?

Ohio Northern University Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 865-902, 2007
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 09 Mar 2009
Gerry W. Beyer and Claire G. Hargrove
Texas Tech University School of Law and St. Mary's University School of Law
Downloads 351 (163,215)
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wills, digital wills, electronic wills, estate planning

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What Hath the Courts Wrought to the Texas Estate Planner?

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Jun 2016
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 349 (164,218)

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Texas, wills, trusts, probate, estate planning, estate administration, probate, intestacy

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The Fine Art of Intimidating Disgruntled Beneficiaries with in Terrorem Clauses

SMU Law Review, Vol. 51, p. 225, 1998
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 05 Mar 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 341 (168,326)

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wills, in terrorem clause

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Don't Forget About Pets When Planning for Disability and Death

42:3 Generations 109 (2018)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 25 Jan 2019
Gerry W. Beyer and Barry Seltzer B.A. LL.B. TEP
Texas Tech University School of Law and Barrister & Solicitor
Downloads 336 (171,050)

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pets, pet trusts, statutory pet trusts, animal caregivers, estate planning, companion animals

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Recent Cases: Intestacy, Wills, Probate, and Trusts

Texas College of Probate Judges 2019 Annual Meeting
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 30 Aug 2019
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 334 (172,178)

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probate, wills, trusts, estate planning, Texas, estate administration, intestacy, non-probate assets, judicial developments, case law

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Recent Case: Intestacy, Wills, Probate, and Trusts

Proceedings of the Texas College of Probate Judges Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, August 2018
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Aug 2018
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 330 (174,414)

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Texas, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration, Intestacy

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Texas Estate Planning Case Law Update

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Jun 2012
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 330 (174,414)

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wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, estate administration, Texas, non-probate assets

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Effect of Divorce on a Client's Estate Plan

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, December 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 08 Dec 2013
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 326 (176,707)

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Texas, divorce, wills, trusts, estate plan, power of attorney, life insurance, guardianship

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Texas Estate Planning Judicial Update: Fall 2021 Edition

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 325 (177,305)

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Texas, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, intestacy

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Texas Estate Planning Judicial Update: Summer 2022 Edition

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 29 Jul 2022
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 311 (185,595)

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Texas, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, intestacy

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Experiential Learning in Trusts and Estates Courses

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-27
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 24 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2012
Gerry W. Beyer and Mary F. Radford
Texas Tech University School of Law and Georgia State University - College of Law
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wills, trusts, estate planning, ACTEC, experiental learning, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, teaching, law school

74.

Avoiding the Estate Planning 'Blue Screen of Death' - Common Non-Tax Errors and How to Prevent Them

Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal, Vol. 1, No. 61, 2008
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 12 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 302 (191,607)

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estate planning, malpractice

75.

Texas Estate Planning Judicial Update — June 2020 Edition

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 17 Jul 2020
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 294 (197,022)

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Texas, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration, Intestacy

76.

'What'll You Do [With Me] When I'm Gone' ― Controlling Body Disposition: The Law and the Macabre

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 01 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2016
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 294 (197,022)

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Anatomical Gift, Organ Donation, Body Disposition, Burial, Cremation, Texas

77.

What Estate Planners Need to Know About the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, January 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 23 Dec 2009
Gerry W. Beyer and Kimberly Sias
Texas Tech University School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 291 (199,158)

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anatomical gifts, anatomical donations, death, Texas, organs, organ donation

78.

Texas Estate Planning Judicial Update: Spring 2021 Edition

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Apr 2021
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 264 (219,851)

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Texas, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, intestacy

79.

COVID-19 and the Estate Planner

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 20 May 2020
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 264 (219,851)

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COVID-19, wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, Texas, advance directives, powers of attorney, notarization, e-wills

80.

2013 Texas Estate Planning Legislative Update

Estate Planning Developments for Texas, July 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 16 Jul 2013
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 258 (224,920)

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Texas, wills, trusts, intestacy, decanting, estate planning, probate, estate administration, power of attorney

81.

Texas Estate Planning Judicial Update: End of 2019 Edition

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Jan 2020
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 239 (242,567)
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Texas, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, intestacy

82.

How to Conduct an Illinois Will Execution

Trusts & Estates (Illinois State Bar Association), Vol. 59, No. 3, October 2012
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 13 Oct 2012
Gerry W. Beyer and Eugene Kozob
Texas Tech University School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 227 (254,825)

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wills, will ceremony, will execution, Illinois, estate planning

83.

Critters in the Estate Plan

NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 43, No. 2, p. 25, Summer 2010
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 27 Aug 2010
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 222 (260,389)

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wills, trusts, pets, animals, estate planning, dogs, cats, birds, parrots

84.

Texas Estate Planning Judicial Update -- Summer 2023 Edition

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 29 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2023
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 210 (274,103)

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Texas, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, intestacy

85.

Ante-Mortem Probate: A Viable Alternative

Arkansas Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 1, 1990
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 02 Apr 2009
Aloysius Leopold and Gerry W. Beyer
St. Mary's University School of Law and Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 205 (280,235)

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probate, wills, ante-mortem

86.

Estate Planning for Pets

Probate & Property, Vol. 15, pp. 7-12, 2001
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Apr 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 203 (282,766)

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animal law, wills, pets

87.

Videotaping the Will Execution Ceremony - Preventing Frustration of the Testator's Final Wishes

St. Mary's Law Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 1-55, 1983
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 13 Feb 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 197 (290,514)

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wills, video will

88.

Pet Animals: What Happens When their Humans Die?

Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2000
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 02 Apr 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 195 (293,233)

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animal law, trusts, pets

89.

Effectuating Your Client's Body Disposition Desires

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2014
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Nov 2014
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 194 (294,670)

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body disposition, burial, cremation, agent, Texas, estate planning, death

90.

Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trusts Practice

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2018
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 193 (295,972)

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Texas, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration, Intestacy

91.

What Texas Estate Planners Need to Know About Transferring a Wind Interest

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 04 Oct 2009
Gerry W. Beyer and Christianson Hartman
Texas Tech University School of Law and Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal
Downloads 191 (298,735)

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wills, wind, estate planning, green energy, turbines

92.

Pre-Mortem Probate

Probate & Property, Vol. 7, pp. 6-9, August 1993
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Apr 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 182 (311,982)

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pre-mortem probate, ante-mortem probate, living probate

Wills and Trusts, Annual Survey of Texas Law

Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 58, p. 1205, 2005
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Mar 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 71 (624,413)

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wills, trusts, estate planning, Texas

Wills and Trusts, Annual Survey of Texas Law

Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 60, p. 1363, 2007
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Mar 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 58 (695,009)

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wills, trusts, estate planning, Texas

Wills and Trusts, Annual Survey of Texas Law

Southern Methodist Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 1293, 2004
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 Mar 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 50 (745,458)

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wills, trusts, estate planning, Texas

94.

Texas Estate Planning Judicial Update - End of 2021 Edition

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 11 Jan 2022
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 171 (329,681)

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Texas, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, intestacy

95.

Texas Estate Planning Judicial Update -- End of 2022 Edition

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 13 Jan 2023
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 165 (340,035)

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Texas, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, intestacy

96.

Wills & Trusts

3 SMU Ann. Tex. Surv. 465
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Oct 2017
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 144 (380,633)

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Texas, Probate, Wills, Intestacy, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Trusts

97.

Probate and Trusts

SMU Law Review, Vol. 53, pp. 1229-1296, 2000
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 03 Apr 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 139 (391,275)

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intestacy, wills, estate planning, Texas

98.

Preparing a Will for a Client with Communication Challenges

Trusts & Estates (Illinois State Bar Association), April 2012
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Apr 2012
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 138 (393,539)

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wills, communication, blind, deaf, illiterate, estate planning, Illinois

99.

What Every Veterinarian Needs to Know about Pet Trusts

JAVMA, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 229, p. 1576, 2006
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 14 Apr 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 137 (395,687)

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pet trusts, pet wills, veterinarians

100.

Statutory Fill-In Will Forms-The First Decade: Theoretical Constructs and Empirical Findings

Oregon Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 4, pp. 769-857, 1993
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 13 Feb 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 136 (398,078)

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wills, fill-in forms

101.

'A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words' – The Viability of Inserting Descriptive Photos in Wills

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2023
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 27 Jun 2023
Gerry W. Beyer and Scout Blosser
Texas Tech University School of Law and Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 135 (400,360)

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wills, testamentary gifts, estate planning, photographs, specific gifts

102.

Simplification of Inter Vivos Trust Instruments-From Incorporation by Reference to the Uniform Custodial Trust Act and Beyond

South Texas Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, 1991
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 02 Apr 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 131 (409,955)

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Uniform Custodial Trust Act, inter vivos trust, forms

103.

Trusts and Estates Practice into the Next Millennium

Probate & Property, Vol. 13, pp. 7-11, February 1999
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Apr 2009
Marc Bekerman and Gerry W. Beyer
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 131 (409,955)

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trusts, estate planning

104.

Pay to the Order of Whom?-The Case of the Ambiguous Multiple Payee Designation

University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 3, 1990
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Feb 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 129 (414,826)

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ambiguous multiple payee, uniform commercial code

105.

Danger Ahead! – Will Your New Estate Planning Associate Know Texas Law?

61-1 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 38 (2023)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 23 Jan 2023
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 120 (438,144)

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Texas, Bar Examination, UBE, NextGen, Estate Planning, Attorney, Lawyer, Law Student

106.

Artificial Intelligence Ethics for the Estate Planner

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 May 2024
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 97 (510,266)

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artifical intelligence, AI, ethics, will, trusts, probate, estate administration, generative AI

107.

Enhancing Self-Determination through Guardian Self-Declaration

Indiana Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1990
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Apr 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 88 (542,960)

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guardianship, forms

108.

Video Requiem: Thy Will Be Done

Trusts & Estates, Vol. 124, pp. 24-27, July 1985
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 03 Apr 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
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wills, estate planning, video recording

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Videotape and the Probate Process: The Nexus Grows

Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 1, 1989
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2009
William Buckley and Gerry W. Beyer
Haynes & Boone LLP and Texas Tech University School of Law
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video will, probate, probate video

110.

Review of Raymond C. O'Brien & Michael T. Flannery, Decedents' Estates: Cases and Materials (2006)

University of Arkansas Law Review, Vol. 29, p. 561, 2007
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Apr 2009
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 53 (710,180)

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casebooks, wills, trusts, estate planning

111.

Texas Case Law Update

Posted: 30 May 2013
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law

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wills, trusts, estate planning, non-probate assets, probate, administration, estate administration, intestacy, Texas

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2011 Texas Estate Planning Legislative Update

Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, November 2011
Posted: 25 Nov 2011
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law

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Texas, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, multiple-party accounts

Other Papers (1)

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1.

Professor Aloysius A. Leopold: An Extraordinary Man

47 St. Mary's L.J. xi
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 16 Jan 2016
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
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Aloysius A. Leopold, St. Mary's University, law professors, tributes