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What is a putative spouse?

A putative spouse is one who, in good faith, thinks that he or she is married when they are not. I’ve written a brief description of a putative spouse and their inheritance rights at our web site,...

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Anti-lapse or what happens if a beneficiary dies before the Testator?

The Texas anti lapse statute prevents gifts in a will from lapsing when the named beneficiary predeceases the testator. However, the anti-lapse statute only applies to descendants of the testator or descendants of his parents. If the beneficiary is not one of those descendants and dies before the testator, that gift lapses and goes to the person named in the residuary clause of the will or to the testator’s heirs and law if there is no residuary clause.

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Robert Ray

Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law — Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We handle litigation cases related to inheritance disputes including will contest, related property disputes and associated torts throughout Texas. Our principal office is in Lantana, Texas. Contact Robert
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