The most common grounds for contesting a will are: Lack of testamentary capacity Undue influence Lack of testamentary intent (the testator did not intend the document to operate as a…
Although the executor named in the will is certainly qualified to file for probate of the will, any “interested person” is also qualified to probate it.
A will does not become binding when it is executed (signed by the testator and any required witnesses), because it can still be changed later. A will becomes binding only after…
Yes. Under the Texas Estates Code, an executor or administrator can recover amounts that he has spent on behalf of the estate, as long as they are “reasonable and necessary.” These…
Undue influence occurs when the testator, at the time of the execution of his will, is subject to an influence (usually a person) that overpowers or subverts his mind to…
The testator of a will has “testamentary capacity” when he possesses the mental capacity to understand: that she is creating a will, the effect of making a will (the disposition…
A holographic will is a will written completely in the handwriting of the testator (the person whose property is being distributed) and signed by the testator. Holographic wills are excused…
To contest a will, you must be an “interested person” – a person who stands to gain or lose from the way the deceased person’s estate is distributed. An interested…
To contest a will: you must act within two years after the date that the will is probated, if you were a minor when the will was probated, you have…
Yes, in Texas companies can hire employees “at will.” However, companies can also use employment agreements, and using an agreement is the best way to ensure that your company has…
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