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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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Are Your Minor Children and Adult Children Protected?

I know you’ve heard this from me before, but at this time of year, it is especially important to check some of your important documents to be sure your children are protected. First, your minor children.  You should have legal … Continue reading

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Preparing for College in the Fall

With a new school year about to start, I am reprinting an article I posted several years ago for parents with children going off to college or just moving out of the house.  If you decide you might need to … Continue reading

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Who Cares for My Minor Children When I Don’t Have a Will?

In Texas, the law states that as a parent of a minor child you have numerous rights and duties.  Among them is to care, control, and protect the child.  Most parents also desire to keep their children safe, teach them … Continue reading

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Estate Planning Complete? Not Another Issue!

For this series of postings, we are assuming you have taken care of preparing and keeping current all of your estate planning documents like a will, trust and powers of attorney.  But there are numerous other items that you should … Continue reading

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