Pipes can spring leaks even if they overlap. If a coupler joint fails, a bit of sealant can fix the leak. So too with legislative gaps, especially when they impact jurisdiction and standing, and sublime distinctions between the
Texas Family Code and the Texas Estates Code. These issues were presented in Moody v. Moody. The case also involves a disagreement between certain members of the decedent’s first and second families,
notwithstanding the fact that William Lewis Moody, IV had been married to his secondwife for 50 years.
*This is constructed from limited available data and may be imprecise.