ESTATE PLANNING BLOG

February 11, 2015
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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
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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
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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 […]
February 5, 2015
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The Texas Probate Process

As a Houston probate lawyer, I often get asked the question, “what is probate?”  Unless you have lost a friend or relative who lives in Texas, […]
February 3, 2015
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Houston Probate Law – Affidavit of Heirship

As a Houston probate lawyer, I often meet people who have lost loved ones.  Unfortunately, many people in Texas die each year without a valid last […]
January 30, 2015
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Why young people in Houston need an estate plan

View image | gettyimages.com As a Houston estate planning attorney, some of the most common excuses people give me for not having an estate plan in […]
January 29, 2015
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Which IRA is the right fit for your Houston estate plan?

These days, Americans have a number of choices when it comes to saving for retirement.  A few are fortunate enough to work for a company that […]
January 28, 2015
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529 plans appear to be safe for now

In my recent article entitled “How your Houston estate plan may be impacted by proposed changes to 529 plans“, I discussed how the Obama administration appeared […]
January 28, 2015
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How digital assets impact your Houston estate plan

Every second almost 3,000,000 emails are sent and almost 12,000 Facebook status updates are posted, not to mention the throngs of online videos and photos that are […]
January 27, 2015
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How social security affects your Houston estate plan

As part of an overall Houston estate plan, many people work with their financial advisor and estate planning attorney to determine how much they will need […]