Probate

New to Texas? What You Need to Know About Community Property Law

Texas is 1 of only 9 states in the U.S. that have “community property” laws. If you are asking yourself what community property is, then you are either new here, or newly married! Either way, keep reading to find answers to your most frequently asked questions about community property laws: Q: What is Community Property?… Continue Reading New to Texas? What You Need to Know About Community Property Law

10 Strategies for Avoiding Challenges to Your Estate Plan

A thoughtfully created estate plan is key to reducing challenges by family members or other outside influences. Below are 10 strategies to discuss and implement with your estate planning attorney that could potentially reduce challenges to your estate plan and create a more meaningful legacy for your beneficiaries. 1. DON’T PROCRASTINATE! If you wait to… Continue Reading 10 Strategies for Avoiding Challenges to Your Estate Plan

Should I Sign an Affidavit?

A common question I receive in my probate practice is whether inherited property can be transferred with an affidavit. I often get this question from potential clients who have either been approached by a family member about signing one, or who scoured the Internet for advice on “how to avoid probate“. In Texas, we have… Continue Reading Should I Sign an Affidavit?

Estate Planning for Co-Parents

“Co-parenting”, “platonic parenting”, and “parallel parenting”–social terms to describe the reality of many modern families– is becoming the norm. But what happens when one of the co-parents dies? When a Co-Parent Dies As devastating as this is for the child, the hardship to a platonic co-parent is just as profound. Where there were two wage… Continue Reading Estate Planning for Co-Parents

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