Tag Archives: estate planning

The Importance of Special Needs Planning

If you have a special needs child, adult child or you provide for such a person in your will (for example, leaving funds to a special needs person who may be your nephew, granddaughter, or the child of someone you … Continue reading

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Estate Planning For Singles

If you are single and not financially responsible for anyone else, having an estate plan might not seem critical. Nonetheless, estate planning can ensure that your wishes are followed both before and after you pass. One element of an estate … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Improper or No Planning

This is a reprint of a great article I posted in my blog back in 2012.   One of my favorite columnists, Pamela Yip, has written another great article regarding the need for estate planning and how the lack of … Continue reading

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Protections for Surviving Family in Probate Proceedings

Often times survivors of a decedent are afraid of probate, fearing the small amount in the estate will be eaten up by all the creditors and probate fees.  But in Texas, the legislature has created several protections for a surviving … Continue reading

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