Entries by Matthew Griffeth

In the Estate of Dempsey Johnson, Deceased: The Acceptance-of-Benefits Doctrine

In February of 2021, the Texas Supreme Court heard arguments concerning whether a beneficiary of a will has standing to contest the will despite having already accepted benefits under it. In the case, the contestant argued that the “acceptance-of-benefits” doctrine did not bar her claim because she had not accepted all her benefits (under the will […]