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April 2012 Archives

Wills in Texas

A will in the state of Texas should be a requirement for any party who has had
more than one marriage and has children from their first marriage. This is because the
scheme for dissent and distribution of a person's property changes significantly when
there are children from a former marriage or relationship. If it is your intent to leave all
of your assets to your spouse and you have children not of that relationship your
children will take under the Texas Probate Code § 38 which entitles them to a share of
community property and your separate property, subject to a life estate by your current
spouse.