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Houston Estate Lawyer: How to Plan for Religious Needs

When meeting with a Houston estate lawyer, people discuss their financial, legal, and personal concerns and desires, but they often forget to discuss their religious or spiritual desires. If religion is a significant part of your life, it only makes…
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Should I Pre-Plan and Pre-Pay for my Funeral Expenses in Texas?

Many people come into our Houston estate planning law firm seeking to pre-plan their funeral so that they can relieve their loved ones of the burden of doing so when they are gone.  Because of the growing demand for funeral…
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Alzheimer’s Patient Spoon-Fed Because Directive Wasn’t Specific

In 40 years, Bill Harris built up a lifetime of memories with his wife, Nora, but since she was diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer’s seven years ago, things have changed. “She doesn't really make words sometimes,” said Harris in…
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Bonehead Mistakes Retirees Need to Avoid

With the excitement of retirement, money can be the last thing you would have on your mind. However, if you have a careless approach to your money, you can be headed for financial pain. Starts at 60 recently published an…
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Taking Care of Your Furry Friends When You Die

Pets are part of your family and can give you a lifetime of love and companionship. A recent 12 News Phoenix article, “What if your pet outlives you? Here are some options,” says that being a responsible pet owner means…
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Some Surprising Expenses in Retirement

After working hard and saving your money wisely, you’re ready for a successful retirement. Unfortunately, there can be bumps and hiccups with the plans. Nobody wants to be caught off-guard when it comes to saving for the future, so Forbes…
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How to Plan For a Kid Who Can’t Handle Finances

Many parents face this issue, says NJ 101.5 in its recent post, “When you don’t trust a child with money.” There are some children, regardless of age, who need help managing their finances. By the same token, there are also…
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Come On, Do I Really Need a Will?

The answer to that question has always been an unequivocal “yes”—especially when there’s a spouse, children or stepchildren. However, there are some financial advisers that now say many Americans might not need a will. Forbes’ article, “Do You Really Need…
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Make a Charitable Donation in Your Will and Watch It Work

The estate planning laws in many states are pretty straightforward for those who want to donate all or part of their estate to charity. “You can leave an unlimited amount to a charity,” says fosters.com’s article “Giving to charity an…
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Children Challenge Pittsburgh Publisher’s Will After Being Left Out

Two times in the past four years, the attorney for the late publisher Richard Mellon Scaife unduly influenced the billionaire to change his estate planning documents to disinherit his daughter Jennie Scaife and give assets to newspapers and foundations the…
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