What is something were to happen to you? Would someone be able to carry on for you while you were ill and recovering? What if you were to die unexpectedly? Is there at least one other person who knows where to find "all the important stuff"? Whenever I talk with a client about planning ahead, I talk to them about more than just drafting legal documents. Yes, a Will and Powers of Attorney are … [Read more...] about Organizing Important Information “Just in Case”
It's natural to find it difficult to move on. Especially from something you thought would last. However hard it may be, we must find the strength to keep moving forward. Sometimes, things in our life are out of our control. Life will keep going regardless of this fact. If we choose to stay stagnant in a fast-paced world, we may find ourselves forever stuck in the past, specters haunting what we … [Read more...] about Moving On After a Traumatic Life Event
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 of all, make sure that any pets are fed, watered and taken care of right away. This is primary. Secondly, … [Read more...] about How to Clean out and Care for a Home After Someone Passes
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 later on. Naming a person whom you trust to be the Trustee of your minor children's finances is crucially important. This … [Read more...] about Your Minor Children and Naming a Trustee in Your Will
Have you ever considered what would happen to your social media accounts and digital assets if you were to die? There are steps you can take right now, AND you can make "digital asset planning" part of your Estate Plan. You can have language put in your will that ultimately leaves your digital assets to a certain beneficiary and/or specifies that your Executor will be able to access and … [Read more...] about What Happens to Social Media Accounts When Someone Dies?
In order to transfer Texas title to a vehicle that was owned by a person who is now deceased, certain steps must be followed. First of all, it must be determined if there is a lien on the vehicle. If money is still owed, it can't be transferred until the loan is paid off. Secondly, who should get the vehicle? Is there a Will? If there is one, and the Will was probated, then the Executor … [Read more...] about How to Transfer Vehicles After a Person Passes Away
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 you or not) You have any assets (even a bank account, car, or personal items) You have debts and they could … [Read more...] about I’m too Young to have a will…. aren’t I?
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 no such thing as a "legal separation". You are either married, or you aren't. Let's explore what would … [Read more...] about What happens if you become Ill or Injured while your Divorce is Pending