Do I Have To Pay Taxes On An Inheritance From A Foreign Relative?

If you have close relatives, like parents, who are citizens and residents of a foreign country, there is a chance you might receive a gift…

What Happens If You Die Without a Will in NC

Attorney Rania Combs discusses the North Carolina Intestate Succession Act, which dictate how property is distributed when someone dies without a Will in North Carolina.

Understanding Asset Protection Trusts in Texas

Amendments to the Texas Property Code appear to create a back door to create a self-settled asset protection trust in Texas.

What Assets Are Protected From Creditors in Texas?

I get a lot of calls and emails from individuals interested in protecting their assets. Some ask whether it would be beneficial to create an asset protection…

What are the Requirements of a Valid Will in Texas?

Texas attorney Rania Combs discusses the statutory requirements of a valid holographic Will and a valid typewritten Will in Texas.

What Happens When you Die Without A Will in Texas

The law gives you the freedom to make a Will that distributes your property to the people you choose and in the proportion and manner you decide.

Can I Disinherit my Spouse in North Carolina?

North Carolina’s laws provide a safeguard for surviving spouses. Under North Carolina law, a spouse can claim a certain share of your estate when you die, regardless of…

Can My Husband Give His Children Our Homestead If He Owned It Before We Married?

I received a note from a concerned wife. Her husband had purchased the home in which they resided two years before they were married. Throughout their marriage,…