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Planning for the Future During Hard Times- Because “Later” sometimes becomes “Never”

As we struggle alone-together through this 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, it seems many of us have looked our own mortality right in the face. Daily news reports show staggering numbers of hospitalizations and deaths due to the coronavirus. By now most … Continue reading

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Goals for the Future

As one year ends, and another begins, many of us are reviewing and setting goals for the future. One of our goals may be to set up an estate plan that will provide ease of transition and peace of mind … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Revocable Living Trust

These days many people choose a revocable living trust instead of relying on a will or joint ownership in their estate plan. They like the cost and time savings, plus the added control over assets that a living trust can … Continue reading

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TEN EASY STEPS TO ESTATE PLANNING FOR EVERYONE

TEN SIMPLE STEPS TO ESTATE PLANNING – We get it: Nobody wants to contemplate his or her own mortality. And you may even feel that, in the context of death, questions about who gets which of your assets seem trivial. … Continue reading

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ESTATE PLANNING 101: TO PROBATE OR NOT TO PROBATE? IT’S ALL IN THE PLANNING.

Estate Planning 101 Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person’s assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) can be long, costly, and confusing. It’s no wonder so many people take steps to spare their families the hassle. … Continue reading

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Your Right to Choose or Refuse Medical Treatment

All adults have the right to be informed, before medical treatment, of certain things: 1. The proposed treatment 2. The possible outcomes and risks of the proposed treatment 3. The risks of refusing treatment 4. Other possible methods of treatment … Continue reading

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To Probate, or Not to Probate….

Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person’s assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) can be long, costly, and confusing. In addition to dealing with the loss of a loved one, the added stress of probate proceedings … Continue reading

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What is an Executor of a will, and what are the duties of an Executor?

Clients often ask, “do I need to appoint an Executor in my will?”, and “what does the executor need to do?”  Appointing an Independent Executor in your Will is very important.  This will be the person who carries out your … Continue reading

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What will happen to your family if you die or become disabled?

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WHAT IS COMMUNITY PROPERTY AND WHEN DOES IT MATTER?

Texas is one of eight community property law jurisdictions in the United States. The foundation of the Texas Community Property system is found in its Constitution, which is supplemented by statutory and common law. Article XVI, Section 15 of the … Continue reading

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