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Welcome to the ibekwe law blog

Imagine you are on a road trip. You have been traveling for a very long time and are drained emotionally and physically. As you get the key to your hotel room, all you can think about is resting your head on the soft pillow and drifting off to sweet sleep. But as you open the […]

Getting Started

My Family Will Take Care of Everything When I Die

There’s no doubt about it – you’re a hardworking and dedicated professional who has put immense time and effort into honing your craft. Whether you’re a physician, engineer, entrepreneur or other high-earning professional, you had to work hard to get where you are. And, with each passing year, you become more and more financially secure. […]

Business

Estate Planning Tips for High Wage Earners

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) […]

Probate

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