Edmond, OK asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Probate for Texas

Q: person ùwhom deliberately distroys a persons will still eligible to become heir after it was valdated they burned the wi

My uncles girlfriend not wife and his biological son deliberately destroyed the will. They both have stole, sold and have given away my uncles belongings and they are both still on the list for becoming heir. Question is Shouldn't they both be held responsible for the wrongdoing and disqualified to any of the inheritance?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kyle Robbins
Kyle Robbins pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If they deliberately destroyed the will, then legally speaking that was not a successful revocation of it. In Texas you can still have witnesses who knew about the will and its contents testify to prove that it existed and should still be carried out. This is a complex issue and should be handled by an experienced probate attorney.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.