Choosing a Guardian

Choosing a Guardian for Your Children

Many people delay having a estate plans drafted because they have difficulty selecting a guardian for their children. It’s a huge decision. After all, the person you…

The Risk of DIY Planning

The Problem with LegalZoom (And Other Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Solutions)

LegalZoom advertises itself as a cheaper alternative to an attorney. And many forgo professional advice because they are lured by the lower costs and believe the document…

Planning for Special Circumstances

Estate Planning for Your Digital Estate

According to a recent Pew Research Study, about 75 percent of all Americans conduct online activities.  For adults between the ages of 18 and 44, that…

FAQs About Wills

How Do I Revoke a Will in Texas?

Throughout your life, changes will take place that may trigger a need to modify your will. These include events such as marriage, divorce, the birth or adoption of…

Planning for Special Circumstances

Don’t Wait Until Just Before You Get On A Plane to Prepare Your Estate Plan

On average more than 6 million car accidents occur in the United States each year. Of those, about 40,000 are fatalities. Contrast…

Requirements of a Valid Will

Can I Make An Oral Will in Texas?

A nuncupative will is an oral or spoken will. Until September 1, 2007, Texas allowed the use of nuncupative (oral wills) to dispose of personal property, but…

How Property Distributed When Someone Dies Without A Will

Intestate Distribution for the Single Parent — What Happens If You Die Without a Will in Texas?

If you are an unmarried person who dies without a Will in Texas, the Texas intestacy statutes will dictate how and to whom your assets will…

Choosing a Guardian, Estate Planning

Would You Trust a Stranger to Choose a Guardian for Your Children?

From the time they are born, parents want the best for their children. We make sure that they get the right amount of food and sleep.  We…

How Property Distributed When Someone Dies Without A Will

I’m Single and Have No Children . . . What Happens if I Die Without a Will in Texas?

If you are an unmarried person who dies without a valid Texas Will, the Texas intestacy statutes will determine how your property will be divided. …

Planning for Special Circumstances

Top Ten Estate Planning Tips for Parents of Special Needs Children

Estate planning is extremely important for parents of special needs children. Without proper planning, well-meaning parents can inadvertently disqualify special needs children from receiving government benefits, which…