Texas Pattern Jury Charges – Family & Probate
In the 2016 edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate, the family and probate charges you’ve come to rely on have been revised and updated to reflect case-law and legislative changes, including substantially revised guardianship provisions now requiring consideration of alternatives to guardianship and available supports and services. It also includes commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges and a new instruction on spoliation of evidence.
The assistance that this excellent resource offers extends beyond providing definitions, instructions, and questions useful for drafting charges in your jury trials. Many practitioners find it very helpful in preparing findings of fact and conclusions of law in nonjury cases and in identifying issues and evidence requirements in family and probate cases generally. Comments provide a ready reference to the source of each charge and instructions on when to use it.
Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate Digital Download contains the entire book as a hyperlinked and word-searchable PDF file. All charge language is included as MS Word files linked to the comments for quick retrieval and assembly of jury charges. Texas and federal case citations are linked to the online version of the Casemaker Web Library. Texas and federal statute citations are linked to the main code section cited via Casemaker online.
Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate covers topics in the following areas:
- Admonitory Instructions
- Dissolution of Marriage
- Characterization of Property
- Valuation of Property
- Disregarding Corporate Form
- Fraud—Dissolution of Marriage
- Enforceability of Property Agreements
- Definitions and Instructions—SAPCR
- Conservatorship and Support—Original Suits
- Modification of Conservatorship and Support
- Termination of Parent-Child Relationship
- Will Contests
- Breach of Duty by Personal Representative
- Removal of Personal Representative
- Express Trusts
- Guardianship of Adult
- Involuntary Commitment
- Attorney’s Fees
- Preservation of Charge Error