What Will Happen to your Pet if You Die?

Our pets are family members.  They are also very vulnerable to changes in family situation. Just like other family members, they deserve consideration when you are planning for the future. Have the conversation.  Regardless of your age, if you have a pet, you should always consider what would happen if…

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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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For Business Owners – The DANGER of Not Having a Power of Attorney & a Will!

If you own a business and haven’t made proper arrangements, you are leaving your employees, customers, business associates, and family vulnerable. For instance, what if something happened to you?  What if you were 1) disabled and unable to perform your duties; or 2) deceased? Whether you have a family business,…

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What to Bring to a Will Consultation

So you are finally going to get your will done. This has probably been something that has been placed on your “to do” list and moved to the bottom time and time again. Once you have finally decided to proceed, you’ve called the estate planning lawyer and made the appointment.…

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How Long Do I Have To File Probate in Texas?

When a loved one dies it may be difficult to think about all the things that need to be done. People handle loss in different ways. For some, it may be comforting to take care of business right away. Other people cannot imagine doing so, and may not be ready…

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When to Update Your Will

We always tell people to consider updating their will if one of the “major players” dies, becomes incapacitated or estranged.  In other words, if a named beneficiary (someone who is inheriting), an executor (person who will manage the distribution of the estate) or a trustee (person who you have named…

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