Archives: Slide Decks

Advance Directives in Texas: What They Are, How They Help and Why You Need Them

Advance Directives in Texas: What They Are, How They Help and You Need Them from Jennifer Vermillion You can also create an advance directive in Texas that addresses the kinds of mental health treatments you may or may not wish to receive. Also, you can personally inform your doctor of any choices as long as… Continue Reading

Intestacy in Texas: Basic Questions and Answers

Intestacy in Texas: Basic Questions and Answers from Jennifer Vermillion Intestate property will be passed on to new owners under the terms of Texas’s intestate succession laws. These effectively establish who your heirs are and determine who inherits intestate property. Learn more about intestacy in Texas in this presentation.

What Is Estate Planning?

What Is Estate Planning?: Commonly Asked Questions and Answers from Jennifer Vermillion Though people with a lot of wealth have more issues to consider, estate planning affects everyone regardless of how much you own. Learn more about what is Estate Planning in this presentation.

What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust?

What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust? from Jennifer Vermillion When you are planning your estate, you have to be aware of the fact that there are different ways to transfer assets. The best way to provide for one family member may not be appropriate for the next, especially if you have someone with special needs… Continue Reading

Wills in the State of Texas: Your Options, and the Legal Requirements for Making a Will in Texas

Wills in the State of Texas: Your Options, and the Legal Requirements for Making a Will in Texas from Jennifer Vermillion There are a number of different clauses or parts of a will that, even though Texas law doesn’t specifically require, you need to include. Your estate planning lawyer will advise you about them all, but… Continue Reading

What Is a Medicaid Trust?

What Is a Medicaid Trust from Jennifer Vermillion Medicaid is another government health insurance program. It is only available to people who are financially needy, but it does pay for long-term care.  Learn more about what is a medicaid trust in this presentation.

Is There an Estate Tax in Texas?

Is There an Estate Tax in Texas from Jennifer Vermillion Since you pay taxes every step of the way during your life, you may assume that your death will not be a taxable event. This make sense to many people, but in fact, there are death taxes that can enter the picture.

Is There an Estate Tax in Texas

Is There an Estate Tax in Texas from Jennifer Vermillion As a Texas resident, you are not necessarily immune from state-level estate taxes. If you own valuable property in a state that does have its own estate tax, the tax in that state could come into play. Learn more about is there an estate tax… Continue Reading

Intestacy in Texas: Basic Questions and Answers (Part 2)

Intestacy in Texas: Basic Questions And Answers (Part 2) from Jennifer Vermillion Avoiding intestacy is one of the main benefits of creating an estate plan. A good plan will not only let you avoid intestacy, but will give you numerous other options and benefits.

Preparing for Incapacity in Texas

Preparing for Incapacity in Texas from Jennifer Vermillion There are a variety of tools available to people interested in protecting themselves in the event they become incapacitated.