Just two days before accused multimillionaire sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein died in his jail cell this month, reportedly by suicide, he signed a will. That will could make it difficult for his alleged victims to get any money in lawsuits against his estate. The 66-year-old had pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking of minors.
In Blanco County a court appointed panel awarded 4 property owners $2.7 Million in damages caused by condemnation proceedings with Kinder Morgan and the Permian Highway Pipeline. This was considerably different than the amount Kinder Morgan proposed for their damages. In fact, no award for damages exceeded $21,000. The bar has now been set in the Hill Country for those landowners opposing Kinder Morgan's low ball offers.
As TXDOT continues to work on the Highway 36A corridor they will also begin projects to improve the existing SH 36 in Fort Bend and Brazoria counties. There are three key segments to these projects which include widening SH 36 to 4 lanes and reconstruction. The first segment is from FM 2218 to south of Needville. The second segment runs south of Needville to the Brazoria county line. The third segment runs from the fort bend county line to north of CR 467/Hogg Ranch Rd. All of which are letting October 2019 for construction.
One of the most common reasons that family members contest a loved one's estate plan after they die is that they believe they were subject to undue influence by someone who convinced, cajoled or tricked them into changing the terms of their will or other documents. Often the alleged influencer is a boyfriend or girlfriend, a caretaker, a business manager or someone who only recently came into that person's life.
You've learned that you are inheriting money from a family member or someone else you were close to who passed away. This often brings a mixture of emotions. You're sorry that they're gone, but you're pleased that they included you in their estate plan.