Category Archives: Divorce

Is Your Will Up-To-Date?

Preparing a will is one of the best ways to be certain that upon your death your property will be distributed according to your wishes. What many people don’t realize, however, is that keeping your will up to date is … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Will

Estate planning is a broad concept that can incorporate tax planning, financial and retirement planning, planning for disability and planning for death.  As this suggests you should not only consult an attorney as part of your estate planning, but you … Continue reading

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When to Update Your Will or Trust

Friends often ask me whether they need to update their Will or Trust. Or the other side of that is the people who just don’t want to be bothered and say, “We already did our Wills” or “We already have … Continue reading

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Avoid Pitfalls of a DIY Will

Self-preparation kits are becoming more popular but beware the hidden dangers of going it alone.  If you are going to purchase a self-preparation kit or online document, you should only view it as preparation for a meeting with a trained … Continue reading

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Husband dies with no will, leaving wife with inheritance questions

Ron Lipman is a Houston attorney that I have turned to for assistance on various legal matters.  He writes a column for the Houston Chronicle and recently addressed a question on inheritance rights in Texas.  Here is that article. The … Continue reading

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