Texas Estate Planning Statutes with Commentary
About the Book
Texas Estate Planning Statutes with Commentary: 2017-2019 Edition is a compilation of Texas statutes that are significant to law school and paralegal courses related to estate planning, such as wills and estates, trusts, estate administration, probate, elder law, and guardianship. Changes made by the 2017 Texas Legislature are printed in red-lined format to make the revisions easy for the reader to locate. Many sections include carefully written commentary entitled Statutes in Context. These annotations provide background information, explanations, examples, and citations to key cases, which will assist the reader in identifying the significance of the statutes and how they operate.
About the Author
Prof. Gerry W. Beyer joined the faculty of the Texas Tech University School of Law in 2005 as the first holder of the Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professorship and has served as a professor at many law schools since leaving practice in 1981. He is the recipient of many outstanding and distinguished faculty awards including the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the most prestigious University-wide honor. Texas Tech also named Prof. Beyer as an Outstanding Researcher in both 2013 and 2017. Prof. Beyer is an Academic Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Council and was inducted into the Association of Estate Planning Council’s Estate Planning Hall of Fame in 2015. He is a highly sought after lecturer and presents at dozens of continuing education programs each year for state and local bar associations, universities, and civic groups coast-to-coast. Prof. Beyer is the editor of the most popular estate planning blawg in the nation which was awarded ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame status in 2015. Prof. Beyer is the Editor-in-Chief of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Reporter of the State Bar of Texas, the editor of the Keeping Current—Probate column for the ABA’s Probate & Property magazine, and is a member of the American Law Institute.