Houston Estate Planning Blog

Executor’s Duties in a Texas Estate

Executor’s Duties in a Texas Estate

Being the executor of an estate is a matter that should not be taken lightly. The executor of an estate has specific responsibilities and duties under the Texas Estates Code, and it is important that these duties are handled properly. The executor of an estate in Texas is the person or persons named as such […]

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New Law Helps Texans Avoid Probate

New Law Helps Texans Avoid Probate

As a Houston estate planning and probate attorney, one of the questions I am frequently asked is “How can I avoid probate when I die?”  There are a number of ways to transfer different assets outside of the Texas probate process, but one asset that historically has been difficult to deal with is real estate.  […]

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Coordinating your Houston Estate Plan with Beneficiary Designations

Coordinating your Houston Estate Plan with Beneficiary Designations

As a Houston estate planning attorney, I help my clients with all aspects of estate planning in Texas, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and documents naming guardians for children.  One aspect of an estate that is often overlooked pertains to beneficiary designations for life insurance policies and retirement assets, such as IRAs and 401(k) […]

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Why you need a Houston estate plan

Why you need a Houston estate plan

According to a recent article, 70% of Americans have failed to prepare a will or other estate planning documents.  As a Houston estate planning attorney, I hear a number of excuses as to why people neglect to plan for their loved ones after they die.  One of the most common excuses I hear is “I […]

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