Category Archives: Estate Tax

Does Your Will Need To Be Updated?

I will occasionally have clients who wish to probate the will of a deceased parent or spouse, only to find that the will is very old; I think about fifty years old is the oldest I’ve had. This frequently causes … 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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Do You Know Your Probate Terminology?

The Dallas Morning News had a great column this week written by Virginia Hammerle on terms heard when talking about probate.  I am reprinting below that entire article. Cracking the code The special language of probate LEGAL TALK TEXAS At … Continue reading

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Executor Pitfalls

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article highlighting some of the difficulties that can arise when a person serves as executor of an estate.  These are just a few of the pitfalls an executor may encounter.  Unfortunately, there are … Continue reading

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