Can I Use Arbitration Clauses in Estate Planning?

As a matter of fact, you can include arbitration clauses in trust documents and other estate planning tools. The Supreme Court of Texas in Rachal v. Reitz, 403 S.W.3d 840 (Tex. 2013) held that an arbitration clause in a trust can be enforceable against the trust beneficiaries, as long as the … [Read more...]

Are Arbitration Clauses in Trusts Enforceable?

Texas Supreme Court Addresses Arbitration Clauses in Trusts Andrew Francis Reitz established the A.F. Reitz Trust in 2000, and named his sons, James and John, as sole beneficiaries and himself as trustee. Included in the trust was an arbitration provision that specified Andrew’s desire to resolve … [Read more...]