Even the most harmonious families are susceptible to arguments over the contents of the Will when a loved one dies. While sometimes there is no way around
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A revocable living trust (“RLT”), like a Will, is another vehicle for passing your property at death. It also allows you to manage your property during life and plan for certain contingencies, like incapacity,
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Not unlike the talk that most of us dread, but realize we must have with our pre-teens about the “birds and the bees,” working up the nerve to ask your parents about whether they have a Will
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Your partner just died. You and your partner lived together for twenty years. Are you the surviving spouse? Does it matter? If he died with a Will, it may or may not matter. If he died without a Will, answering this question will be key to determining if you have any interest in his estate.
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When you are in the midst of a divorce, your estate planning documents may not be the first thing on your mind. However, once the Divorce Decree is signed, you will want to make sure you have taken steps to update your documents to reflect your new status and to meet your new goals.
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Dying without a Will is referred to as dying “intestate.” That means, if you die without a Will, the State of Texas has determined who will receive your assets at your death – otherwise known as your “heirs at law.”
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Are your affairs in order? Or, is it time to update your estate planning documents? The rule of thumb calls for reviewing your plan every 3-5 years or when there is a “life event.”
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