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In Terrorem or No Contest Clauses in Texas Wills

Unlike other jurisdictions, Texas allows its citizens broad authority to create wills which convey the testator’s (person making the will) property to whomever they choose without meaningful restriction. However, depending upon the circumstances of the execution of a will, there is always the possibility that a will is contested in the course of probate. What …

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The Impact of a Will on JTWROS and POD Bank Accounts in Texas

Estate planning is a gift to families and provides relief to the planner as well, who assumes that the estate’s assets will be distributed how and when the planner asks. Probate law is complex, however, and beneficiaries may be surprised when the distribution of assets does not go as expected. A common belief about bank …

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Tangible vs Intangible Assets in Texas Estate Planning

Most people think of estate planning as writing a valid will, and that is one crucial aspect of planning. However, estate planning includes many other considerations, whether or not to create trusts or include digital executors, for example. Also critical in estate planning is the accurate valuation of an estate. Some assets are easier to …

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The Importance of a Digital Executor in a Texas Will

Estate planning, usually includes writing a valid will, perhaps creating one or more trusts, and choosing an executor to administer the estate. Changes in probate laws, reflective of societal changes, may complicate that planning. One fairly recent change addresses the increasing importance of a client’s digital legacy. The role of executor is evolving to reflect …

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