“Strong Arm” Sale Ends Loncar Estate Battle

Brian Loncar died from a cocaine overdose at age 56 in December of 2016, two days after the funeral of his 16-year-old daughter, Grace. Mr. Loncar, a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney famous for his advertisements as “The Strong Arm,” was found dead at...
Undue Influence Found

Undue Influence Found

The Tyler Court of Appeals recently upheld an undue influence finding that denied the probate of a will. Case Facts: The testator was terminally ill with congestive heart failure and pneumonia, and the will was signed less than six weeks before the death. A...
Why Most Adults Need an Estate Plan

Why Most Adults Need an Estate Plan

A will or an estate plan is important for most individuals to have. But unfortunately, it is considered an afterthought for many people. Surprisingly, the majority of American adults do not have a will. If tragedy were to strike, this could create a variety of...
No Tortious Interference in Texas

No Tortious Interference in Texas

Whether Texas recognizes a cause of action for tortious interference with inheritance has been unclear for years. This summer, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the cause of action does not currently exist in our state. Past History: The first Texas case to recognize...
Prince Estate Drags On

Prince Estate Drags On

It has been over two years since music star Prince died, and his estate has incurred millions in costs without any distribution to his heirs. Prince died in April of 2016 at age 57 from an accidental drug overdose. He did not have a will, and the litigation over his...