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Divorce is rarely easy. In fact, separating from someone you once loved (and often still care about) can be one of the hardest and most devastating events that you can experience in life. While you may need to grieve and to heal from the trauma, you also need to protect yourself and your assets. This […]

Estate Planning

Do I Need a Will After My Divorce?

Congrats! You are a new executor of someone’s will. You may be wondering what an executor is exactly, and what you need to do when a person dies. First of all, if you were chosen as an executor, the person who drafted the will has much respect for you. They consider you a very reliable […]

Wills & Trusts

What Does an Executor Do?

Whenever someone dies and leaves property to their loved ones, the court starts legal proceedings and supervises the payment to the heirs and payment of debts once the decedent (deceased person) dies. This is called probate.When people die with a valid will, their property will usually be distributed (according to their wishes in the will) […]


Understanding the Texas Probate Process

Do you have assets or property that you want to leave to family members or friends when you die? Does someone want to leave property to you when they die? Yippee!! If you answered “yes” to either question, you should know a bit about inheritance and estate taxes–so you or your beneficiaries don’t have a […]

Wills & Trusts

Texas Estate Taxes and Inheritance Laws

As a parent, our goal is not only to love our child unconditionally but to provide for him or her and make sure that they have everything they need to live a happy, healthy and productive life. One of the best ways to provide for your child is to ensure that he or she is […]


How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child

Planning a trip away from your child can be extremely exciting but nerve-wracking, too. Not only do you have to make travel accommodations for yourself; you also have to decide who is going to watch your kiddo while you’re away. And, if you’re like most moms, you may be a bit cautious about leaving your […]


4 Ways to Protect Your Child When You’re Traveling Alone

Like some people, you probably understand the importance of a will and have a clear idea of how you want your assets, real estate, property, and personal belongings to be distributed after your death. You may have even thought about your overall estate plan and whether you need medical directives or a trust. Hopefully, you’ve […]

Estate Planning

Don’t Forget to Designate a Beneficiary for Your Accounts!