Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Hysaw v. Dawkins, 483 S.W.3d 1 (Tex. 2016) (Double fraction conveyances) considered the double-fraction issue in the context of a will-construction dispute and held that the will devised a fraction of […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion.  You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Meekins v. Wisnoski, 404 S.W.3d 690 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2013, no pet.) held that a receiver’s deed out of an estate was effective to convey all of the […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   In re Estate of Slaughter, 305 S.W.3d 804 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2010, no pet.), held that an exception as to “production royalty” under a will had the same effect as […]

Monday, August 31st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   In Corine, Inc. v. Harris, 252 S.W.3d 657 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2008, no pet.), the Harrises purchased a 528.14 acre tract of land from Marie Stevens, Mary Lou Stevens McDonald, […]