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Under What Circumstances Can a Person Be Appointed a Guardian in Texas?

In Texas, a person can be appointed as a guardian under two circumstances. The first circumstance is if a minor loses a parent. When both parents are deceased or even when one parent is deceased, you can file for guardianship…
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A Light at the End of the Tunnel for Britney Spears

There have been many recent reports regarding the petition that Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, filed with the Court that has overseen her conservatorship. This has been an unexpected occurrence considering that the pop star has been under a conservatorship…
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How to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting

“Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.” ― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind   Booking your first estate planning meeting is a must. Whatever life stage you are at, it is never too…
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6 Estate Planning Strategies Following COVID-19

For most people, us in Houston included, living through the coronavirus pandemic has left us weary yet ready to tackle any challenge that comes our way. This pandemic was completely unexpected a year and a half ago. There was so…
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Special Needs Estate Planning: Basic Strategies and Tactics

Families with children with disabilities need to take extra precautions in their estate planning.  This is true regardless of whether the child with special needs is a minor or is now an adult – especially if they will one day…
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Can I Designate a Guardian for Myself or My Children in Texas?

In Texas, you can designate a guardian for yourself and your children. As an adult, you can assign a guardian in case you become incapacitated. Likewise, you can name a guardian for your children in the event that you pass…
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Britney Spears’ Conservatorship & How It Can Happen to You

If you have not heard about the legal battle that Britney Spears has endured over the last nearly 13 years, you are in for a whirlwind of information. In 2008, shortly after what many call a “breakdown,” Britney has been…
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Protecting the Vulnerable: Texas Laws Concerning Guardianship

Guardianship was conceived as a means of assisting individuals incapable of fully attending to their own needs, either because they are children whose parents have died or are not physically or emotionally up to the task, or because they are…
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What if I Don’t Want a Guardianship?

For children and adults who are no longer able to care for themselves, a guardianship allows someone else the legal authority to make decisions for them and to manage their affairs. But filing for guardianship is not always ideal for…
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Choosing Legal Guardians for Kids When Mom and Dad are Divorced | Houston Wills Lawyer

As a Houston wills lawyer, I can not state emphatically enough how important it is for all parents to create a comprehensive plan that will protect their children should the unthinkable occur. But what happens if you are divorced and…
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