If you were making a list called "Words That Everyone Uses but not Everyone Understands", the word "trust" would be on that list. Most people have a general idea of what a trust is, but not everyone understands when they should consider having one. Isn't a Trust Just for Rich People? No, it isn't! There are situations in which "regular people" benefit from having a Texas trust! In … [Read more...] about What is a Trust and What are its Benefits?
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Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español. If you are reading this because a loved one recently passed, or is very ill, we extend our heartfelt sympathies. We hope that in some small way, having information about this difficult situation can help ease your worry just a tiny bit. If a loved one has died due to Covid-19, or during this pandemic, you may be wondering what to do. … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip # 17: What if you Need to File for Probate During Covid-19?
It is very important to have a current will. I cannot emphasize this enough. Even though it is always important, it is not something that people enjoy thinking about. Over years of practicing law and helping thousands of people with their estate planning, trusts, wills, probate, and business planning, our attorneys have found that we have a more receptive audience when there is some type of … [Read more...] about Covid 19 Tip # 6. Have a Current Will
If you have a Last Will and Testament that was created before your child turned 18 years old, you may now want to consider updating it. Updating a will can be done by either 1) having a new will that takes the place of the old one; or 2) doing a "codicil" which is a specifically worded and witnessed legal document that attaches to the current will. Once your child is an adult, you can … [Read more...] about Should Your Adult Child Now be Named as Executor of Your Will?
By Laura Kalish It is hard to believe that Kalish Law Office has been a fixture in The Woodlands for 35 years. So, on our 35th anniversary, I’m going to take a break from our usual informational blog posts and do a bit of reminiscing. Bob started the practice in 1984. There were relatively few law firms in The Woodlands at that time. Most of the attorneys knew each other by … [Read more...] about Where we Started From; a Look Back