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Wills and Trusts

28 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2010  

Gerry W. Beyer

Texas Tech University School of Law

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Date Written: February 1, 2010


This article discusses legislative and judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters during the Survey period of November 1, 2008 through October 31, 2009. The discussion of most cases includes a moral, that is, the important lesson to be learned from the case. By recognizing situations that have resulted in time-consuming and costly litigation in the past, the reader may be able to reduce the likelihood of the same situations arising with his or her clients.

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

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Beyer, Gerry W., Wills and Trusts (February 1, 2010). Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2010. Available at SSRN:

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