March 5, 2015
Planning for Estates in Houston - Money

How much does probate cost in Houston?

As a Houston probate lawyer, I am often asked how much it costs to probate an estate in Houston and the surrounding areas.  The answer I […]
March 3, 2015
Robin Williams

Houston estate planning lessons from Robin Williams

As you probably already know, beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams died last year. What you may not know is that a big mess has ensued […]
February 27, 2015
Investment and Financial Planning Houston

Is a Texas revocable living trust right for your Houston estate?

As a Houston estate planning and probate lawyer, I often get questions about different estate planning techniques.  Often, clients ask me about whether a Texas revocable […]
February 26, 2015
Houston blended family estate planning

Houston Blended Families Need an Estate Plan

I recently heard a story from a colleague regarding a probate matter in Houston.  A man’s wife had recently died without a will in Texas (known as dying […]
February 23, 2015
Houston estate planning with IRA

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
Aunt Jemima - Estate Planning

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
Constitution - Estate Planning

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
estate planning taxes

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 17, 2015
houston estate planning nest egg

Houston estate planning with a Roth IRA

You may already know the benefits of a Roth IRA in planning for your retirement.  However, it is also an equally effective estate planning tool.  As […]