A family comparison contract (FSA) is the term used for an agreement reached by all heirs for the distribution of an estate. Morris, 577 S.W.2d to 757. The parties can even agree not to give a will and let the estate pass. See Cook v. Hamer, 158 Tex. 164, 167, 309 S.W.2d 54, 56 (1958); Hopkins v. Hopkins, 708 S.W.2d 31, 32 (Tex. App. Dallas 1986, writ ref`d n.r.e.). In such cases, the parties have essentially agreed to redistribute the estate to the law. Challenging a will and a subsequent transaction agreement between family members and potential beneficiaries could be complicated.
An experienced estate lawyer will check the last will and will, the estate of the crook, all the challenges for the estate and the parties involved. The lawyer also interacts with other lawyers and will develop a transaction contract that will ultimately have the estate. Second, Judy argues that the doctrine does not apply, because the country to be transferred is probably not an estate person. Since it is not clear that, on the basis of the 1997 facts, his father owns Lot 2B, Block 1013, according to Judy, there is no agreement on non-ownership and redistribution of estate ownership in this litigation. Thus, she says, this case falls outside the teaching of family comparison. However, it is important to consider the nature of the dispute and the attempted solution itself, not the nature of the consideration that is the basis of the agreement or property transferred under the agreement. Regardless of the ownership of the property as a consideration, potential beneficiaries disagree on the distribution of Patricia`s estate. Judy exchanged her inheritance rights for the property. [T]he appearance that a [implicit] agreement on the disposition of the property was so clear in the consideration [of the parties] that they considered it unnecessary to express it and, therefore, refrain from doing so.
Following the signing of the family comparison agreement, several disputes broke out. Anthony and Nicolas sued Nina and Angela for violating the family contract and sought a specific performance to share the ranch.