ESTATE PLANNING BLOG

July 11, 2018
Houston Probate Lawyer

How Long Does Probate Take in Texas?

As a Katy probate attorney, a questions I am frequently asked concerns how long it takes to probate an estate in Texas. Fortunately, thanks to the […]
February 21, 2017
Houston Probate Lawyer

Texas Probate Tips

As a Houston estate planning and probate attorney, I frequently receive questions about what to do after a loved one has died. While the probate process […]
August 11, 2016

How to Disinherit Your Ex-Spouse

Most married couples name each other as beneficiaries on life insurance policies and retirement plans, such as IRAs and 401(k) plans. This usually is the best […]
August 1, 2016

Why DIY Estate Planning is Not a Good Idea

As a Houston estate planning attorney, one of the questions I get asked is, “Can’t I prepare my estate planning documents by myself with some forms?” […]
June 28, 2016
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A Texas Estate Planning Checklist

As a Houston estate planning attorney, a question I am often asked is, “what is involved in preparing an estate plan?” The answer depends on your […]
June 16, 2016
Houston Probate Lawyer

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 […]
January 2, 2016
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How to Avoid Tax Penalty if You Missed the IRA Distribution Deadline

If you are over 70 ½ years old and own and IRA, or if you have inherited an IRA, you are most likely aware that you […]
June 25, 2015
Houston Probate Lawyer

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 […]
May 15, 2015
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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 […]
April 11, 2015
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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 […]