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Senior Estate Planning: Advice from a Texas Lawyer

Imagine basking in the warmth of your golden years. You’ve built a fulfilling life, a beloved family, and a comfortable nest egg. But have you considered how these treasures will be managed and shared after you’re gone? This is where senior estate planning comes in—a proactive step to ensure your wishes are honored and your legacy lives on. Continue...

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Understanding Inheritance Laws: Insights from a Probate Attorney

When someone passes away, their assets and belongings must be sorted out. Sorting assets involves taking legal steps to ensure the proper distribution of the deceased’s belongings and wealth. Understanding the intricacies of this process is crucial because it ensures the orderly distribution of assets among heirs. Getting inheritance law advice from a probate attorney can help during this...

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How Much Does an Estate Have to Be Worth to Go to Probate in Texas?

Losing a family member can be a difficult time in your life, especially if you have to oversee the distribution of the estate. If your deceased family member didn’t have a lot of assets, you may wonder how much an estate has to be worth to go to probate in Texas. Most estates in Texas have to go through...

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How to Avoid Medicaid Estate Recovery in Texas

It can be maddening to think about Medicaid filing a claim against your estate to recoup the costs of long-term services and support. However, there are legal ways to protect your assets from a Medicaid recovery claim after you’re gone. With proper planning, you and an experienced estate attorney select the best legal solution to avoid Medicaid estate recovery...

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What If the Executor Does Not Probate the Will?

The executor of a will is often selected because your deceased loved one trusted them to settle their estate and carry out their wishes. But what if the executor does not probate the will? What happens to your loved one’s assets? Is there a time limit to probate a will?  These are great questions. The answers—and more—will be discussed...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Wills

Why Choosing an Attorney Specializing in Wills Matters

Estate planning is crucial in securing your loved ones’s futures, especially drafting a will. While creating a will may appear to be a simple task, with the internet providing a variety of templates and DIY guides, tackling the legal complexities of will creation in Texas can be challenging. Working with a lawyer specializing in wills, such as the group...

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6 Best Estate Planning Lawyers in Texas

Estate planning can feel overwhelming. It involves more than just drafting a will; it encompasses a comprehensive strategy to protect your assets, honor your wishes, and ensure the well-being of your loved ones after you’re gone. With so many estate planning lawyers in Texas, finding someone with the skills, sensitivity, and understanding to handle these profoundly personal matters is...

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A Guide to Estate Planning for Blended Families in Texas

Blended families bring immense joy and love, but they also present unique challenges for estate planning. Navigating stepchildren, multiple marriages, and varying financial situations requires careful consideration to provide for everyone and minimize conflicts. With the information in this guide and the assistance of one of our knowledgeable probate and estate attorneys, you can confidently handle estate planning for...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Trusts

The Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Setting Up a Trust Fund for Their Children

Leaving a legacy for your children through a trust fund is a thoughtful and generous gesture. In Texas, trust funds offer a valuable tool for ensuring your children’s financial security and managing assets responsibly for their future. Establishing a trust can help you protect your assets, potentially reduce estate taxes, and avoid probate.  However, navigating the complexities of trust...

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What Is a Probate Attorney?

After losing a loved one, you probably want to tend to your emotions and spend time with your family. The idea of having to probate your loved one’s estate can stir up a sense of dread. Fortunately, you can hire an adept probate attorney to help you efficiently navigate probate to distribute assets and close your loved one’s estate....

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