November 10, 2014

DIY is OK for weekend projects, but not your Houston estate plan

As Americans (and especially Texans), we live in a culture of do-it-yourself, weekend warrior types that often prefer to handle projects on our own rather than […]
November 6, 2014

Why Every Houston Family Needs an Estate Plan

An article in the Dallas Morning News highlighted the importance of estate planning for all Texas families and individuals, and once again shows that everyone needs […]
November 6, 2014

How Beneficiary Designations can Affect Your Houston Estate Plan

Do you have any life insurance policies, retirement plans (from a current or former employer), or an Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA)?  If so, when was the […]
November 4, 2014

Are Online Forms a Good Idea for your Houston Estate Plan?

In today’s culture, we use the internet for just about everything, from telecommuting for work in Houston, Texas to playing online games with people spread across […]
November 3, 2014

5 Estate Planning Documents Every Houston Family Should Have

People are often confused about what type of documents they need as part of their Houston estate plan, and how far they should go in their […]
October 31, 2014

Using the Holidays to Discuss Your Houston Estate Plan

As the holidays approach, many of us will be getting together with family to give thanks, spend time with our families, and eat more than our […]
October 31, 2014

Affidavit of Heirship – A Texas Probate Alternative

In Texas, if a person dies without a will (known as dying “intestate”), there is often a question as to what to do in order to […]
October 29, 2014

Probate vs. Non-Probate Property in Your Houston Estate Plan

A good Texas Last Will and Testament will accomplish many things in your Houston estate plan.  It will dispose of all of your probate property by […]
October 28, 2014

Should You Make Gifts to Your Kids (and Grandkids) While You’re Alive?

A common question I hear from clients as a Texas estate planning attorney is whether they should leave their entire estate to their descendants (i.e., kids […]