What are the benefits of having a will?

The primary benefit of having a will is that property will be disposed of in the manner that the deceased chose. When people die without a will, their property is transferred according to the law, and nobody has any say…
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How do I create an advanced directive?

There are several requirements for advanced directives to be enforceable. An individual must make sure that the language in the advanced directive is enforceable and covers everything that the individual wants it to cover. Also, two witnesses need to sign…
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What if I do not have an advanced directive?

If someone does not have an advanced directive, Texas law provides for how decisions will be made if the person is incapacitated. If the doctor knows what the person’s wishes are, then the doctor will carry out those instructions. If,…
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What is an advanced directive?

Texas offers advanced directives to its citizens. These allow people to officially communicate their health care decisions in the event that they cannot speak for themselves. There are three types of advanced directives in Texas. One is a Directive to…
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Who will make your health care decisions if you can’t?

What would happen if loved ones suddenly could not make decisions for themselves? Who would make these decisions? What kinds of decisions would they be able to make? These are overwhelming questions to think about, but they are important ones.…
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Where will my property go after I die?

Texans who are considering whether they need a will should know what happens to their property if they die without one. This depends on a lot of factors and can involve a very complicated court process. Texas has laws in…
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How To Skip Taxes With A Generation Skipping Trust When Passing On My Wealth?

You have worked your whole life to preserve your wealth; after you pass on, the last thing you want is for Uncle Sam to wind up with the lion’s share of your hard-earned assets. An inheritance can mean a college…
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How To Keep Estate Plans Current After Major Life Changes?

It is impossible to prepare for all of the things that will happen during a lifetime. Some people may see their marriages end, while others may sadly experience the death of a loved one. Whenever these events happen, it can…
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Are Trusts A Necessary Component Of An Estate Plan?

When most people think of estate planning, most think about drafting wills. Although wills are certainly an important part of estate planning, sometimes they are not enough to accomplish an individual’s goals. Sometimes, in addition to a will, it is…
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How Can I Address My Long-Term Care Needs In My Estate Plan?

Since long-term care will be needed by the majority and is not covered by Medicare, it is important to have an estate plan that will address this need. As the elderly population of the United States continues to increase, younger…
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