Anderson v. Anderson

In Anderson v. Anderson, 620 S.W.2d 815 (Tex. Civ. App.--Tyler 1981, no writ), the executed deed at issue stated that it conveyed the property in question "for and in consideration of Altha Miller, my granddaughter, providing for the adequate care and maintenance of me during the remainder of my lifetime." See id. At 816-17. The court noted that when Altha had received the deed, the evidence disclosed that she had already decided she could not fulfill and had no intention of performing the support obligation at the time of the execution of the deed. Therefore, the court determined the fact that Anderson executed the deed to her homeplace for the sole consideration of the representation for care and maintenance during her lifetime is evidence of her reliance on such representation. See id. at 819.