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Preparing to Call Your Estate Planning Attorney

I know most of you can barely hold yourself back from dialing that phone and calling your estate planning attorney to set an appointment to do your will.  But let’s reign in some of that enthusiasm and do a little … Continue reading

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Four Key Reasons to Have a Will

The question occasionally arises at a social event when someone introduces me as an attorney who helps people with their estate planning. “I don’t really need a will, do I?” Here are some thoughts on that question. 1. Children – … Continue reading

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Worried about an older relative’s driving?

Reprint from my November 2011 post. This subject isn’t exactly estate planning, but it is something an increasing number of clients face.  I saw this article on the topic of dealing with parents or other loved ones who are losing … Continue reading

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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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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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