Friday, August 11, 2017
Gerry W. Beyer recently published an Article entitled, 2017 Texas Estates & Trust Codes with Commentary, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article:
This document contains the Texas Estates Code and the Texas Trusts Code (and related Property Code provisions) showing all changes made by the Regular Session of the 2017 Texas Legislature. The changes, most of which take effect on September 1, 2017, are shown in red-lined format for easy comparison of the prior and new versions of the statutes. Also included are charts converting Probate Code to Estates Code sections and Estates Code to Probate Code sections.
Caveat: This document was prepared before the conclusion of the 2017 Special Session. Thus, readers need to check to see if any of the statutes were impacted by the Special Session.
I have included commentary entitled Statutes in Context to many sections. These annotations provide background information, explanations, and citations to key cases which should assist you in identifying the significance of the statutes and how they operate.
Special thanks to Robert H. Sitkoff (John L. Gray Professor of Law, Harvard Law School) for bringing this article to my attention.