Does the Will take the place of the family tree?

Yes.  The Will overrides the family tree.   The default method to distribute an estate under Texas law is inheritance according to the family tree.  When you write a will, you can choose to distribute your estate to anyone you wish.  Whether through inheritance or by will, distributing an estate of any substance requires the approval of a probateContinue reading “Does the Will take the place of the family tree?”