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Where Is My Power of Attorney?

It is frustrating as an estate planning attorney to receive a call from a client asking if I have the estate planning documents they signed.  Because our society is so mobile, I do not retain original signed estate planning documents … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Will

Estate planning is a broad concept that can incorporate tax planning, financial and retirement planning, planning for disability and planning for death.  As this suggests you should not only consult an attorney as part of your estate planning, but you … Continue reading

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When to Update Your Will or Trust

Friends often ask me whether they need to update their Will or Trust. Or the other side of that is the people who just don’t want to be bothered and say, “We already did our Wills” or “We already have … Continue reading

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Are You Still the Parents of Your “Adult” Children?

In an article in the Dallas Bar Association’s “Headnotes” newsletter, Lori Ashmore and Gary Ashmore of The Ashmore Law Firm, PC remind us that while we are biologically still the parents of our adult children, we may not be allowed to … Continue reading

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Estate Planning Myths

There are many mistaken beliefs by the populace when it comes to wills, trusts and probate.  I hear some of them when I meet with clients.  But more often I hear these particular myths when speaking with people who don’t … Continue reading

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