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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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Your Simple – Yet Comprehensive – Guide to Estate Planning

Each year, millions of Americans dismiss estate planning efforts because they believe it is too complicated. While crafting estate plans can be confusing at first, the process can be simplified when you are working with the right team. Understanding the…
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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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Legal Lingo: What’s The Difference Between A Revocable And An Irrevocable Trust?

Talking with some attorneys about your end of life plans can be like trying to communicate with someone from a different planet. Latin phrases and acronyms get thrown around to impress you, or to justify their prices. And nobody seems…
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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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Trusts Can Protect Your Heirs from Themselves

Making plans to give your heirs a financial inheritance can be an overwhelming process for any individual. While most people want to make sure their heirs are well taken care of, there are always concerns with giving a family member,…
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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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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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Pros and Cons of Wills and Living Trusts | Harris County Will and Trust Lawyer

As a Harris County will and trust lawyer, I realize that those of us in the estate planning industry often use technical language or “legal jargon” that is hard for most people to understand when setting out to get their…
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