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

87

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Scholarly Papers (87)

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 3,763 (2,418)

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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: 52 Posted: 24 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2019
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and U.S. Trust
Downloads 2,997 (3,576)

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digital assets, digital estate, estate planning, wills, trusts, passwords, fiduciary, cryptocurrency

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2015 Texas Estates Code with Commentary

Number of pages: 381 Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 2,304 (5,575)

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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 1,916 (7,618)

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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: 21 Oct 2015
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 1,904 (7,711)

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

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Downloads 1,626 ( 9,987)

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 1,171 (16,466)

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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 455 (60,804)

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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 1,426 (12,352)

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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 1,405 (12,668)

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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 907 (24,170)

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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 469 (58,533)

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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 1,153 (17,203)

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Texas Estates Code, Texas Property Code, Texas, wills, probate, trusts, estate administration, guardianship, 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 1,030 (20,321)

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

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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 George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 958 (22,653)
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digital assets, wills, trusts, estate planning, passwords, computers, disability, death

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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 925 (23,850)

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

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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 872 (25,986)

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

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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 824 (28,171)

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estate planning, wills, loyalty programs, frequent flyer

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Downloads 759 ( 31,527)

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 227 (132,365)

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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 198 (150,963)

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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 175 (169,184)

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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 159 (183,978)

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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 724 (33,571)

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

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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 716 (34,102)

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

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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 676 (36,916)

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

20.

A Guide to Texas Pet Trusts

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Oct 2013
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 634 (40,145)

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

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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 629 (40,589)

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

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Downloads 537 ( 49,856)

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 451 (61,473)

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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 86 (290,619)

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wills, trusts, estate planning, estate administration, probate

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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 533 (50,325)

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

24.

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 505 (53,905)

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decanting, trusts, estate planning

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Fundamentals of Texas Multiple-Party Accounts

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Sep 2010
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 488 (56,293)

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

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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 470 (59,032)

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

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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 463 (60,114)
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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

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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 447 (62,751)

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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

29.

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 442 (63,618)
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power of attorney, agent, principal, Uniform Power of Attorney Act, disability planning

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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 435 (64,870)

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conditional gifts, wills, Texas, estate planning

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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 419 (67,821)

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

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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 412 (69,275)

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

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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 392 (73,454)

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wills, trusts, estate administration, probate, Texas

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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 389 (74,126)

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

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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 388 (74,347)

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

36.

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 George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 383 (75,478)

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

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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 366 (79,585)

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

38.

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 352 (83,263)

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

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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 351 (83,525)

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

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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 351 (83,525)

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

41.

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 342 (86,391)

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

42.

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 325 (91,131)

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

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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 324 (91,424)

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

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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 323 (91,705)

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legal malpractice, professional responsibility, privity, 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 321 (92,347)

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wills, will execution, will execution ceremony, video, videotape, videorecording, 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 316 (93,978)

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

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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 293 (101,998)

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

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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 292 (102,365)

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

49.

Texas Estate Planning Case Law Update

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Jun 2012
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Downloads 288 (103,933)

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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 279 (107,493)

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

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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
Downloads 276 (108,738)

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wills, trusts, estate planning, ACTEC, experiental learning, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, teaching, law school

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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 273 (110,053)

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estate planning, malpractice

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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 272 (110,460)

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

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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 264 (113,942)

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

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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 258 (116,698)

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wills, in terrorem clause

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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 251 (120,101)

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

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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 248 (121,531)

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

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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 242 (124,557)

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

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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 240 (125,650)
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wills, digital wills, electronic wills, estate planning

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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 236 (127,820)

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

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'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 227 (132,797)

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

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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 202 (148,386)

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

63.

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 202 (148,386)

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

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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 196 (152,652)

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

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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 163 (179,863)

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probate, wills, ante-mortem

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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 160 (182,713)

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animal law, wills, pets

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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 159 (183,726)

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

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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 159 (183,726)

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wills, video will

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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 158 (184,706)

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animal law, trusts, pets

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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 156 (186,640)

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wills, wind, estate planning, green energy, turbines

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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 146 (197,214)
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Texas, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration, Intestacy

72.

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
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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
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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
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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
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wills, trusts, estate planning, Texas

74.

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
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intestacy, wills, estate planning, Texas

75.

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
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wills, fill-in forms

76.

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
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ambiguous multiple payee, uniform commercial code

77.

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

78.

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
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pet trusts, pet wills, veterinarians

79.

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
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trusts, estate planning

80.

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
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Uniform Custodial Trust Act, inter vivos trust, forms

81.

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

82.

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
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guardianship, forms

83.

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

84.

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

85.

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 40 (418,606)

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casebooks, wills, trusts, estate planning

86.

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

87.

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)

Total Downloads: 56
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