Wills

Does My Spouse Get Everything If I Die Without a Will?

There are people who fail to act from an estate planning perspective because they harbor certain misconceptions. If you are under the impression that the government will take care of everything in the ideal manner if you pass away without a will or any other estate planning documents, you are sorely mistaken. The condition that… Continue Reading

Estate Planning Is for Everyone

The process of estate planning is often thought of as something that is only important for people who have reached an advanced age. We all know that  senior citizens are more likely to pass away than their younger counterparts, but in truth,  all responsible adults should have an estate plan in place. There have been… Continue Reading

Texas Estate Planning Tip Sheet

Tip 1. Your estate is what you leave behind after you die. Everyone has an estate. Whether you are wealthy, old, young, a parent, single, or anything else, you have, or more specifically will have, an estate. Your estate is simply the collection of possessions, money, and other property you leave behind after you die,… Continue Reading

What Is an Incentive Trust?

When you are planning your estate, passing along resources directly with no strings attached can be perfectly acceptable for some established people on your inheritance list. At the same time, there could be people in the family who could use some guidance. Under these circumstances, you could consider the creation of an incentive trust. With… Continue Reading

Steer Clear of These Estate Planning Mistakes

As estate planning attorneys, we often encounter families who are suffering due to estate planning mistakes that were made by other family members. There is usually some type of damage control that can be done, but as they say, you don’t want to try to close the barn door after the horse has left. Let’s… Continue Reading

Legacy Planning and Acts of Charitable Giving

Merry Christmas! Tis the Season of Giving! Estate planning can be viewed in one of two ways. You could look at it as a basic effort to make sure that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes and leave it at that. On the other hand, you could take a more comprehensive viewpoint… Continue Reading

Common Questions About Estate Litigation in Dallas Texas

Some people seek out an estate planning lawyer not because they want to create an estate plan, but because they want to challenge an estate planning tool or decision by beginning litigation. The litigation process in estate planning is very similar to other forms of litigation in that it involves lawsuits, hearings, and settlement negotiations…. Continue Reading

So You’ve Been Named Executor. What Now?

If you are ever asked by someone to serve as the executor of an estate, you should realize that accepting the position means you will have specific responsibilities when that person dies. Your primary duty as an executor will be to manage the estate through probate. While many of the concerns people have about probate… Continue Reading

Your Estate Plan and Your Digital Will in Texas

Today, computer technology, digital documents, and the Internet allow you to do shop online, file your taxes electronically, and share every thought you have with friends at every moment. But while computers have become indelible parts of our day-to-day lives, the law is not exactly up to date when it comes to technology. This is… Continue Reading