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Category Archives: Estate Planning

What Are the Most Common Types of Probate Disputes?

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Probate is the legal process of distributing property owned by a deceased individual under the rules set forth in the Texas Estates Code. Even when no conflicts exist among potential beneficiaries, probate can be a challenge, so it is a good idea to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible if you’ve been […]

Naming a Guardian for Your Child as Part of Your Estate Plan

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Every parent wants to ensure their child’s well-being no matter what lies ahead. This is why mothers and fathers of minors should prepare a detailed declaration regarding legal guardianship for their children in the event of their death or incapacity. This language can accompany instructions for the distribution of property in a last will and […]

What Are the Duties of an Executor During Probate?

Probate attorney Duties of an Executor During Probate

Losing a loved one is undoubtedly one of life’s most challenging experiences. In addition to the emotional toll of the death, there are practical matters that need attention. When an individual passes away, the legal process of probate often comes into play, and a key player in this process is the executor. Probate is the […]

Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families

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Estate planning poses special challenges for a blended family — usually defined as a family unit in which one or both spouses have children from prior relationships. This merger of families often results from a second marriage after a divorce or death. Blended families can include stepmothers, stepfathers, stepchildren, step-siblings and half siblings. Estate planning […]

How to Prevent Your Texas Will from Being Challenged

Will Challenge

When setting out to make your will, you may wonder how the beneficiaries and other interested parties will react to your instructions on distribution of money and other assets. The last thing you want is for the will to be contested, which can frustrate your very purpose in writing it. Fortunately, there are things that […]

Estate Planning for Children Turning 18

Young people rarely think about estate and personal disaster planning. However, those turning 18 years of age are adults. The parents no longer have inherent legal authority over the child. These youngest of adults are responsible for all of their own affairs. Therefore, even 18-year-olds should have a plan in case of serious medical emergency […]

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