Recent Cases: Intestacy, Wills, Probate, and Trusts
Texas College of Probate Judges 2019 Annual Meeting
21 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2019
Date Written: August 22, 2019
This article discusses judicial developments (mid-2018 to mid-2019) relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters. 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 appeals in the past, probate judges can reduce the likelihood of appeals and their success and estate planners can reduce the likelihood of the same situations arising with their clients.
Keywords: probate, wills, trusts, estate planning, Texas, estate administration, intestacy, non-probate assets, judicial developments, case law
JEL Classification: K11
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