How to Clean out and Care for a Home After Someone Passes

When a loved one passes away, cleaning out the house can feel like an impossible task. Not only is it difficult to know what needs to be done in a practical sense but it is emotionally devastating. Keeping organized is key.   There are legal, practical and humanitarian considerations. First…

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Your Minor Children and Naming a Trustee in Your Will

Most parents of minor children know that they need to have a current Texas will. But not everyone understands how important it is to name a Trustee to take care of financial matters and how doing so can decrease the time and money spent in legal fees and court time…

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I’m too Young to have a will…. aren’t I?

Most people in their twenties do not consider getting a will to be high on their list of priorities.   That is understandable.  However, there are many reasons why you should consider having a will.  Here are the most important ones: You have a child (whether the child lives with…

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What happens if you become Ill or Injured while your Divorce is Pending

So.. you’ve filed for divorce.  You are certain that the marriage cannot be saved. If something were to happen to you after your divorce is filed, but before it becomes final, what would happen?  Who would make the medical decisions if you couldn’t speak for yourself? In Texas, there is…

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How Many Death Certificates Should You Order?

If a loved one recently passed and you are in charge of arrangements, you will need to decide how many death certificates to order. This is often taken care of by the funeral director as part of the funeral arrangements. Here is a general list to show how many certificates…

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