October 2022
11will contest
When a will is believed to be invalid or defective, Texas law allows interested parties to challenge the will through a contest proceeding. The Estate of Rodgers, No. 13-22-00202-CV (Tex. App.–Corpus Christi 2023) case examines the grounds for contests and the evidence needed to prove such an allegation. Facts & Procedural History The background of...
11family settlement agreement
Texas law provides various alternatives to a full probate administration, such as a small estate affidavit, an affidavit of heirship, and a family settlement agreement. While each of these options has its own unique set of requirements and limitations, a family settlement agreement can be a particularly useful tool when certain circumstances are met due...
11breach of fiduciary duty
The fiduciary-beneficiary relationship is one of trust. The fiduciary has a duty to act in the beneficiary’s best interest and must exercise a degree of care that a reasonable person would under similar circumstances. If the beneficiary believes that the fiduciary has breached this duty, can they challenge the fiduciary’s actions in court? The McLendon...
Introduction If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where you’re aware a party to a probate litigation but not sure how to properly handle it, read on for some important information. Legal Terminology Worker’s Compensation Act, Non-Subscriber: Employers who do not provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Texas does not require such coverage, but employers...