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.
FAQs About Wills
What is a Self-Proving Affidavit?
A self-proving affidavit is a sworn statement that accompanies a Will. In the case of an attested Will, the testator and all witnesses sign it in the…
The Risk of DIY Planning
LegalZoom vs. Lawyer: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
LegalZoom and other do-it-yourself document preparation services want you to believe that the process of preparing a Will is as easy as filling in the blanks on…
How Property Distributed When Someone Dies Without A Will
Dying Without A Will: The Texas Intestacy Statutes
The law gives you the freedom to make a Will that distributes your property how and to whom you wish. But if you die without a Will in…
FAQs About Wills
What is a Holographic Will?
Can you imagine writing your will on your bedroom wall? How about the fender of your vehicle? According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the shortest…
Special Needs Trusts
Estate Planning for Special Needs Children
Estate planning is important for all families, but especially so for families with a special needs child. This is because without appropriate estate planning,…
Financial Powers of Attorney
What is a Durable Power of Attorney?
A durable power of attorney is a written document that creates an agency relationship between a principal, the person granting authority, and an agent or attorney-in-fact, the…
FAQs About Powers of Attorney and Directives, Planning for Special Circumstances
Why Do I Need a HIPAA Authorization?
What is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), is a Federal law that required the establishment of national standards to protect the privacy…