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Make Retirement More Fun with Estate Planning

The words “fun” and “estate planning” are not typically used in the same sentence. Most people see estate planning as a chore to muddle through. While choosing beneficiaries and thinking about end-of-life care is certainly nobody’s idea of a good…
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Family Feud: Why Siblings Fight After the Passing of a Parent

The passing of a parent is never easy. Each individual family member is forced to contend with the loss of the relationship they had with their mother or father, and the family unit may be impacted. Too often, at a…
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How to Remove Someone from Your Will in Texas

If you are reading this blog, chances are that you thinking about removing someone from your estate. It is a tough choice. But, if you are ready to move forward, here is what you should know about disinheriting an heir…
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Houston Probate Lawyers Answer, “Will My Inheritance Be Taxed?”

One of the most common questions our Houston Probate Lawyers get from people who just inherited assets is whether or not they owe taxes on the money or property they just received. It is an excellent question, but the answer…
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Saints Owner Will Call Another Play in Fight Over Trusts

The National Football League said “no” to New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson's original proposal to remove team ownership from his estranged family's trust funds. This means he’ll have to try again with new financial terms. The NFL won't let…
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How Not to Do It: Spending the Inheritance on Royal Souvenirs and Strippers

For the Scripps family, who were heirs to a media fortune, they simply spent their millions. According to an article on CNBC.com, “The Greed Report: Not a billionaire? You still need an estate plan,” they took luxury cruises around the…
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Celebrity Estate Panning Leaves a Lot to Be Desired

One would think that big stars like Prince would have a team of high-powered advisors, compared to the average Joe and Jane. But that isn’t so, says CNBC in the recent article “Don't make these celebrities' estate-planning blunders.” Celebrities make…
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Librarian’s Estate Plan Includes $4 Million Gift to School

A former University of New Hampshire librarian’s $4 million gift to the school has received considerable attention due to the way the school opted to use the funds. This uproar is a reminder that estate planning is important, especially if…
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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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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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