Category Archives: Power of Attorney

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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Are You Still the Parents of Your “Adult” Children?

In an article in the Dallas Bar Association’s “Headnotes” newsletter, Lori Ashmore and Gary Ashmore of The Ashmore Law Firm, PC remind us that while we are biologically still the parents of our adult children, we may not be allowed to … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Estate Planning Scare You This Halloween

Estate planning is sometimes thought to be a scary process.  Right up there with purchasing life insurance or having a root canal.  But almost all of my clients breathe a sigh of relief when they have completed the process saying … Continue reading

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