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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,…

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…

The Complexities of Intestacy for Blended Families in Texas

Having a will is important for every adult, but especially so if you are part of a blended family. Without a will, your assets will…

Time is of the Essence with Estate Planning

“I don’t plan to die next week,” my clients often tell me. They convince themselves there is no urgency in completing or finalizing their estate plans. The truth is…

Designing a Trust if Asset Protection is Your Goal

Attorney Rania Combs explains how to design a spendthrift trust for beneficiaries if asset protection is your goal.

Will Distributions from ABLE Account for Food or Shelter Reduce SSI Benefits?

What is an ABLE Account? An ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) account is a type of savings account for individuals with disabilities and their families. The account…

Frequently Asked Questions About Texas ABLE Accounts

Barrack Obama signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience “(ABLE”) Act into on December 19, 2014. It requires each state to pass its own ABLE Act. Governor Greg…

Estate Planning for Your Graduate

If you are the parent of a high school senior about to graduate, you’re probably feeling a whirlwind of emotion right now. I…