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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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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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