This article discusses judicial developments in Texas related to the law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters. The reader is warned that not all newly decided cases during the Survey period are presented and not all aspects of each cited case are analyzed. You must read and study the full text of each opinion before relying on it or using it as precedent. The discussion of most cases includes the moral, that is, the important lesson to be learned from the case. By recognizing situations that have resulted in time-consuming and costly litigation, the reader may be able to reduce the likelihood of the same situations arising with his or her clients.
Gerry W. Beyer, Wills and Trusts, 64 SMU L. Rev. 597 (2011)