Estate Planning, Retirement and End of Life Care, Uncategorized

How to Talk with Someone who is Grieving

Attorney Rania Combs provides some helpful tips for navigating conversations with someone who is grieving after the loss of a loved one.

Requirements of a Valid Will, Wills

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.

The Risk of DIY Planning, Uncategorized, Wills

Free Texas Will Forms

Estate planning is as important for small estates as for large ones. We all have the potential of becoming incapacitated. Therefore, having documents in place that allows trusted…

Financial Powers of Attorney

What is a Texas Durable Power of Attorney?

A durable power of attorney is a written document that authorizes another person, known as an agent, to engage in specified business, financial and legal transactions on…

FAQs About Trusts

Say What? Trust Terminology Defined

Lawyers use a lot words when talking about trusts, often assuming that everyone knows their meaning. But in speaking to clients and friends, I realized that many…

FAQs About Wills

How Often Should I Update My Will?

Life Changes Can Result In Unintended Consequences, Even For Those With Wills Many years ago, I read an essay entitled “second-chance family” that reinforced…

The Risk of DIY Planning

Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Mistake Disinherits Child

An attorney can help you understand the ramifications of your estate planning choices to achieve your estate planning goals and objectives.

FAQs About Wills

Definitions of Common Terms in Wills

Lawyers use a lot of words when talking about wills, assuming that everyone knows their meaning. But I realized early on that many people outside the…

Planning for Special Circumstances

Is Your Estate In Order?

Rania Combs discusses tips for organizing your estate so your fiduciaries have all the information they need to handle your affairs.

Planning for Special Circumstances

Five Reasons Why Parents of Young Children Need Estate Planning

If you are a parent of young children, getting your estate plans in order can help you ensure that your minor children will be protected in the…