February 23, 2015

How your Houston estate may be affected by changes to inherited IRAs

A recent proposal by President Obama would have an effect on how Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and other retirement plan distributions are taken after the account […]
February 21, 2015

What Aunt Jemima can teach you about estate planning

Last August, two alleged great-grandsons of Anna Short Harrington, the woman who was the face of the Aunt Jemima brand of syrup and pancakes, filed a […]
February 18, 2015

Texas Probate Judge Holds Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Yesterday (2/17/2015), a Texas probate court judge ruled that the Texas ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.  In his ruling (which can be viewed here), Travis […]
February 18, 2015

Tax issues involved in administering a Houston estate

Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult.  During this trying time, it can be especially difficult to focus on things like administering the […]
February 13, 2015

Who will update your Facebook page if you die?

Most people don’t think about Facebook and other social media profiles when considering the impacts of estate planning in Texas.  However, these accounts are assets that […]
February 12, 2015

Why DIY estate planning may not work for your Houston estate

In the age of the internet, many of us are used to finding out what we need to know about a subject by entering a search […]
February 11, 2015

A checklist of documents for your Houston estate plan

With 2015 in full swing, now is a great time to think about your estate plan and whether it needs to be reviewed or amended.  If […]
February 8, 2015

How your Houston estate can avoid probate court

As a Houston probate lawyer, I regularly hear horror stories from my estate planning clients about having to deal with a parent’s or other loved one’s […]
February 6, 2015

How pets fit in to your Houston estate plan

When it comes to our pets, many of us treat them as well (and sometimes even better) than our own children.  We let them sleep in […]