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Case Law Update

27th Annual Wills and Probate Institute, Chapter P, September 2012

21 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2012  

Gerry W. Beyer

Texas Tech University School of Law

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Date Written: August 24, 2012


This article discusses judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters. The article covers over thirty cases that were reported after the cut-off date for Case Law Update, in South Texas College of Law, Wills & Probate Institute ch. N (2011).

The discussion of each case concludes with a moral, i.e., the important lesson to be learned from the case. By recognizing situations that have led to time consuming and costly litigation in the past, estate planners can reduce the likelihood of the same situations arising with their clients.

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

JEL Classification: K11

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Beyer, Gerry W., Case Law Update (August 24, 2012). 27th Annual Wills and Probate Institute, Chapter P, September 2012. Available at SSRN:

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