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According to the United States Department of Health & Human Services Children’s Bureau, addressing guardianship for your child is challenging. After all, it is one of life’s least pleasant topics. However, it is essential to point out that it is doubtful your child will be left with neither parent in their life. Nevertheless, the idea […]

Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

How to Ask Someone to Be the Guardian of Your Child

If you have a family –whether yours is a family of two or many –creating a Last Will and Testament (will) is one of the most caring things you can do for them. With your will, you can help protect your loved ones financially, mitigate the Internal Revenue Service tax implications of your estate (or […]

Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

How Much Does A Will Cost?

If you are designated as the executor or administrator of someone’s estate, the deceased person trusts you with the responsibility to execute their final wishes related to their estate. Suppose this is your first experience serving as an estate executor or administrator. In that case, there can be a reasonably steep learning curve that includes […]

Contracts, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

How to Obtain Letters Testamentary

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

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

Intergenerational wealth speaks to the mark your extended family makes on your community, and careful estate planning can help you maximize this impact for generations to come. Intergenerational wealth and estate planning are both terms that sound pretty complicated. What is more, they probably sound like something that does not pertain to you. However, intergenerational […]

Business, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

Intergenerational Wealth for Women Using Estate Planning

If you are one of the many busy women making your financial mark on the world, you need professional entrepreneurial wealth and asset protection on your side. Women, on average, earn less than men in the same professions, but this does little to stop us from holding our own when it comes to building our […]

Business, Getting Started, Wills & Trusts

Entrepreneurial Wealth and Asset Protection

From the most basic to the very sophisticated, estate planning questions are important questions to ask – especially for women. It is 2021, and it is time for the world to accept that estate planning is an important topic for women. We are out there in the world busily taking care of our businesses, our […]

Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

Top 5 Estate Planning Questions – For Women!