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5 Estate Planning Myths

There are many misconceptions about estate planning and implementing any of them into your estate plan can result in costly mistakes. Understanding who needs an estate plan and what it should cover is key to creating a plan that is…
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What Is Asset Protection? Who Am I Protecting My Assets From?

Asset protection is the legal action taken to protect your assets from creditors, divorce lawsuits, and judgments. For the most part, we consider a person's needs to determine the best angle or solution when it comes to asset protection. For…
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Pathways to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities

This article is based on a conversation by Kim Hegwood, managing attorney for Hegwood Law Group, and Cynda Green, Pathways to Adulthood Transition Coordinator for Texas Parent to Parent. For the full conversation on this topic, view the Life Happens…
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Considerations Before Owning a Business with Your Spouse

Both running a successful business and having a successful marriage require commitment and hard work. Operating a business as a married couple can present its share of challenges, but being devoted to one another as spouses and as business partners…
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Who Is Legally Able to Contest a Will or an Estate in Texas?

In Texas, only those who have “standing” can contest a will or estate. This means beneficiaries and heirs can contest a will, as well as any person or company that owns a portion of the property that is passing through…
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Why You Should Have an Estate Plan

One way to ensure that your assets go to the people you want is to have a comprehensive estate plan to spell out your wishes and intentions. A well thought out estate plan will outline your wishes for your beneficiaries…
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Spears Free from Her Conservatorship

A 13-year-long battle ended on November 21th, 2021 when pop singer Britney Spears was freed from her conservatorship after a judge ruled to cease it. During her battle for freedom from her father, she endured both public and private humiliation.…
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Why Is the Probate and Settlement Process So Complex?

In Texas, the probate and settlement process can be complicated. When a court legally recognizes a person's death, they must protect beneficiaries and the deceased's estate. The rest of the process may take time depending on how large the estate…
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Ethical Considerations When It Comes to Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning, there are five factors of ethical behavior that everyone should be aware of: capability, undivided right, capacity for testament, diligence, and permanent obligation. Ethics is a set of moral principles that guide a person’s…
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