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Estate planning? How to make the most of your money

The Dallas Morning News published the following article in its Seniors section several years ago.  I thought it was good and worth reprinting here. (ARA) – When it comes to financial planning, making smart investments and planning for the future … Continue reading

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Basics of a Texas Will

A Will is a legal document that has several functions.  It typically allows you to identify your beneficiaries, designate the way in which your property will be distributed, nominate an executor to manage your estate and distribute it according to … Continue reading

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Why Do People Want to Avoid Probate?

When a loved one passes away, people react differently.  This is obvious from attending any funeral; some are stoic, some are very emotional, and many are in between.  But beyond the emotional and grieving process, people also react differently addressing … 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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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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