The Hegwood Law Group explains how estate planning works in a community property state.

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Estate Planning In a Community Property State

Most laws in the United States have their roots in English Common Law. The original 13 colonies were British colonies, governed by British laws, and after the Revolution many British laws were adopted as the foundation of the new country’s legal system. As people moved West, they brought the laws they knew with them, so an Americanized version of English Common L...

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The Hegwood Law Group discusses the difference between two types of trust, revocable and irrevocable.

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 to care whether you understand the plan you are walking out the door with or are as confused as a goat on astroturf. 

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Hegwood Law Group discusses Sam Houston's will and how similar it is to modern wills.

Estate Planning Tips From A Texas Hero

The life of Sam Houston is the stuff of legend. He left home at a young age to live with the Cherokee, led the Texian Army to victory at the Battle of San Jacinto, and is the only man elected to serve as the governor of two different states — Texas and Tennessee. You might assume that someone who lived such an extraordinary life, or who died so long ago, would ha...

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