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The Texas probate process is a complex but important facet of the law. And whether you are ready to write your Last Will and Testament (will) or are executing the will of a loved one, an experienced Texas probate attorney can help ensure your wishes are carried out after your death. Probate can be a […]

Estate Planning, Probate

Understanding the Texas Probate Process

An experienced estate planning attorney can help you determine whether or not you should spring a durable power of attorney. Having professional legal counsel in your corner can provide you with information to make the best possible decision for your specific circumstance. The term spring a durable power of attorney may sound a bit odd. […]

Estate Planning, Power of Attorney

Should You Spring a Durable Power of Attorney?

The disposition of remains in Texas is an important matter. Still, without the necessary legal planning that an experienced Texas estate planning attorney can offer, it can be challenging to ensure that your preferences will prevail. Many people have particular desires regarding the final disposition of their remains –or how they will be buried or […]

Estate Planning, Final Disposition, Wills & Trusts

4 Options For Final Disposition of Remains In Texas

If you do not have a medical power of attorney in place and are unable to make decisions about your medical care (due to incapacitation or any other significant matter), someone else will need to make these decisions on your behalf, and this person is called your surrogate decision-maker (SDM). The question of when can […]

Estate Planning, Family, Wills & Trusts

When Can a Family Member Serve as a Surrogate Decision-Maker?

  Advance directives refer to documents that outline your wishes regarding your health care should a time come that you are unable to make important decisions for yourself. Two of the most common examples include a living will and a medical power of attorney (POA). Advance directives are a good idea for every adult to […]

Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

4 Things an Advance Directive Should Address

Having a medical power of attorney in Texas is an important matter that should be given the careful consideration it deserves. Your medical power of attorney (medical POA) is a legal document that you –as the principal and as a competent adult –sign in order to designate someone whom you trust to make decisions about […]

Estate Planning, Family, Power of Attorney

Selecting the Right Attorney-in-Fact for Your Medical Power of Attorney

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When you think about a financial power of attorney, you might think that it is something for rich, old, or ill people. While this can be true, there is a lot more to the matter of financial power of attorney. A power of attorney (POA) is actually a flexible legal contract that allows the person […]

Business, Estate Planning, Power of Attorney

When to Seek a Financial Power of Attorney in Texas

Your estate plan is your legacy that you extend to the people you care about, and as such, it addresses your wealth and assets (whether these are modest, quite grand, or somewhere in between). Additionally, however, your outstanding debts will flow through your estate, and you want to ensure that yours are addressed in a […]

Contracts, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

Creditors and Estate Planning

If you find yourself wondering what is a digital executor, it is probably a good time to consult with an experienced Texas estate planning attorney. It is 2021, and when we die, we are very likely to leave behind a number of unattended digital happenings that can range from social media accounts to subscriptions and […]

Business, Contracts, Estate Planning

What Is A Digital Executor?

You went to the trouble of creating an estate plan that represents your legacy and that helps protect those you love the most financially, so you think you are set for all of your estate planning needs. While it is true that if you have an estate plan you are ahead of the game, it […]

Contracts, Estate Planning, Family

When To Modify Your Estate Plan