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Wills & Trusts

3 SMU Ann. Tex. Surv. 465

22 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2017  

Gerry W. Beyer

Texas Tech University School of Law

Date Written: 2017


This article discusses judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters during the Survey period of December 1, 2015 through November 30, 2016. The discussion of most cases includes a moral, that is, the important lesson to be learned from the case. By recognizing situations that 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, Probate, Wills, Intestacy, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Trusts

JEL Classification: K11

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Beyer, Gerry W., Wills & Trusts (2017). 3 SMU Ann. Tex. Surv. 465. Available at SSRN:

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