What If Someone Interferes?

The unexpected actions of beneficiaries may prove a major concern for an individual who is drafting a will or trust. People sometimes attempt to secure more money for themselves or their family through questionable methods. In some cases, beneficiaries may take drastic, illegal action either to claim their share of a testament early or to increase the value of their inherited property. Fortunately, the law can assist in preventing the improper execution of your will.

For more information regarding your options in protecting the future of your estate, contact the Houston wills and trusts lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-210-0010. Do not delay, call today.

Constructive Trusts

In several states, there are special statutes to prevent beneficiaries from obtaining their inheritance or from abusing their property. In the state of Texas, constructive trusts are used to protect other benefactors from this wrongdoing. These court protections work in the following ways:

  • Murderers cannot benefit from collecting their inheritance
  • Murderers are excluded using a preponderance of evidence in civil action
  • Murder by reason of insanity still excludes someone from inheriting
  • Assisting in suicide may not exclude someone from inheriting

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When there is a substantial amount of money or property being divided among benefactors, people may be inclined to engage in irrational behaviors. When greed influences a person’s frame of mind, he or she may even consider perpetrating illegal actions. To learn more about how you can work to protect your estate from these misdeeds, contact the Houston wills and trusts attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., by calling 281-210-0010.

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