Learn Why Unfair Wills Are Contested

Learn Why Unfair Wills Are Contested

When a will is offered for probate, it is offered as the last will of the testator (the person whose will it is), made at a time when the testator knew what he was doing and who was not being unduly influenced to ...

Can a Husband or Wife Inherit After a Divorce?

Can a Husband or Wife Inherit After a Divorce?

Texas law provides that all provisions in a will in favor of a former spouse “must be read as if the former spouse failed to survive the testator” and are null and void. Therefore, if you get divorced and don't change your will, you ex-wife will not inherit under your will even if...

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A Power of Attorney Creates a Fiduciary Duty

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Learn When an Executor or Other Fiduciary Must make an Accounting.

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Definition of Estoppel

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Pecuniary means of or relating to money. If you have questions about your inheritance...

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A return of property to the State if there is no will and no heirs. If you have questions...

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action now on your inheritance claim If you have an inheritance question including a dispute involving wills, trust, mismanaged estates or inheritance rights, you need to take action now. Each state has statutes of limitation that will prohibit you from taking any action if you wait too long.

It is important that you contact an attorney as soon as you suspect that there is a problem with an estate in which you have an interest. Even if you don't have a current interest but only a future interest it is necessary to contact an attorney now. If you wait, the estate may be dissipated and nothing will be left for you or your children.

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