Lacis v. Lacis, 355 S.W.3d 727 (Tex. Ct. App. 2011)

(decedent’s wife filed petition for declaratory judgment to determine whether bequests to deceased children passed as residue of estate or to lineal descendants; trial court held Texas’ anti-lapse statute applied so bequest made to pre-deceased children of decedent passed to grandchildren; appellate court found intention of decedent that anti-lapse statute should not apply due to language indicating lapsed gifts should be treated as residuary and other provisions expressly providing for specific gifts to be given to lineal descendants; trial court reversed).

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