Monthly Archives: April 2017

Uncle Harry Was Single When He Died Without a Will

In my last post, we discussed what happens to a person’s estate when they die without a will.  That post focused on the decedent being a married person at the time of death.  This post will consider what happens to … Continue reading

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What Happens to My Estate If I Die Without a Will?

If you die without a Will, the result is largely controlled by the state where you resided at the time of your death.  However, if you own real property, the state in which that real property is located will control … Continue reading

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Who Cares for My Minor Children When I Don’t Have a Will?

In Texas, the law states that as a parent of a minor child you have numerous rights and duties.  Among them is to care, control, and protect the child.  Most parents also desire to keep their children safe, teach them … Continue reading

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Do Not Resuscitate

I frequently am asked by clients whether they should execute a DNR form so paramedics won’t resuscitate them.  I usually suggest they discuss this matter with their primary care physician before going any further. Recently, Virginia Hammerle, an attorney in … Continue reading

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