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Biggest Estate Planning Stories

Mistakes can easily be made during estate planning. Hearing about other’s mishaps might help you learn from them and avoid them later. Here are some important estate planning stories that may help you avoid conflicts in the future. Michael Jackson:…
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What Is the Difference Between a Trust and an LLC?

Trusts and limited liability companies (LLCs) are both legal vehicles that can be used to manage and protect assets, minimize taxation, and avoid probate. Whether a trust or an LLC is a better choice may depend on the type of…
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The Benefits of Choosing a Dementia-Focused Law Firm

For the first time in the history of the legal profession, a new breed of lawyers has emerged in the field of dementia-focused law. According to the World Health Organization, currently 55 million people are living with dementia worldwide, with…
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Entrepreneur’s Guide to Estate Planning in 2022

Many entrepreneurs find their lives consumed by their businesses. With a laser focus on their goals, some of the most successful people in business forget to create an estate plan. While your business might be your legacy, all will be…
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Should Inflation Prompt You to Revisit Your Long-term Financial and Estate Plans?

In 2020, COVID-19 shook the world. In 2022, we are still collectively reeling from the impact of the pandemic. As of February, the consumer price index has risen 7.9 percent year over year. From the gas station to the grocery…
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Estate Planning Laws in Texas

In order to create a comprehensive estate plan, it helps to be familiar with your state’s laws and regulations. Of course, that is easier said than done – especially if you live in the great state of Texas. The Lone…
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Navigating the Estate Planning Landscape in 2022

The only constant in estate planning is change. While you can do your best to be proactive and stay abreast of changing regulations, it seems there is always something new with which to contend. Despite all the uncertainty, there have…
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How Long Does the Probate Process Take?

Losing a loved one can be difficult. The days, weeks, and months following a loss are often fraught with confusion, grief, and, in some cases, stress. It can be a hard time even before factoring in the complicated legal battles…
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Advance Directive Mistakes to Avoid

Advance care directives are powerful estate planning tools. They let family and medical professionals know your preferences, priorities, and wishes surrounding healthcare when you are incapacitated. When employed correctly, an advance directive can ease stress for your loved ones and…
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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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