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What Benefits and Disadvantages Do Trusts Offer in Estate Planning?

A trust is a contract where the grantor (the person who sets up the trust) puts their assets in the trust, and the trustee is in charge of the trust. Most of the time, the grantors and trustees are the…
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College Funding 101

Planning for your children’s or grandchildren’s college expenses is simple in theory. In execution, though, the process is often complex and confusing. Allow one simple principle to guide your plans: the earlier you begin saving, the more your money can…
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Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families

Today’s modern family often looks a little different than it once did. While the nuclear family once meant two parents and their children, things are more blended these days. As people get married, divorced, and remarried, they often wonder about…
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Your Quick Guide to Trusts and the Benefits of Having One

Many people assume having a last will and testament is the centerpiece of any satisfactory estate plan. While they certainly have their benefits, having a will is far from the only piece of planning to consider. Trusts, in fact, offer…
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What Are the Advantages of A Retirement Trust?

Saving for retirement is often a delicate topic for many people. Whether they are worried about when to save, how much to save, or how to save, this is one topic that often has many people perplexed about their future.…
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Be Organized and Ready When Meeting With Your Houston Trust and Estates Attorney

Estate planning does not have to be a long, complicated process. Before you meet with a Houston Trust and Estates attorney there are certain documents you may want to bring with you.  Having these documents with you at your initial…
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Who Needs to Consider Trusts for their Children in Houston?

There are a lot of reasons to consider setting up trusts for your children, but trust and estates lawyers in Houston see far too many cases where this just is not done.  One of the biggest reasons for not setting…
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Trust Lawyer in Houston Answers, “What is a Trustee?”

When you work with a trust lawyer in Houston to set up a trust, you will be asked to name a trustee. Before you can select someone for this important job, you need to fully understand the role and responsibilities…
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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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Complete a Complete Estate Plan

When it comes to planning, the focus is typically on making you better prepared for the future. That means limiting taxes, creating wiser investment strategies, knowing when it’s best to claim Social Security and developing sustainable retirement income plans. All…
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