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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Two Things You Can Do Now to Avoid Conservatorships


In Texas, a conservator (also called a guardian of the estate), handles another person’s financial matters, like paying the bills and managing the investments and other assets of the person. If an illness or injury leaves you unable to make decisions for yourself or communicate those choices, you are incapacitated.

In that situation, your family will have to go to the probate court and get a judge to declare you incompetent and appoint a conservator to take care of your financial issues. A Read more . . .


Friday, February 14, 2020

HIPAA and Estate-Planning: Three Things You Should Know in 2020


A comprehensive estate plan includes directives related to incapacity and health care. If you do not include an incapacity plan in your estate plan, your loved ones may be required to petition the court for the authority to make decisions regarding your personal care and health care. Furthermore, the court and your family members could ignore your wishes and desires unless you put them in writing now.

Working with a Read more . . .


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Reopening a Social Security Disability Claim


It can be frustrating to receive a denial of disability benefits when you know you are eligible for disability benefits. Unfortunately, you have just a short time to appeal a decision in your case or the Social Security Administration (SSA) closes your case. If the SSA closed your case, you may need to start again by filing a new application for disability benefits. However, before you do that, talk to our Read more . . .


Friday, January 17, 2020

Social Security Disability: On The Record (OTR) Decisions


Are you waiting for a hearing on your social security disability appeal? If so, you could be waiting for a long time. However, there may be a way to reduce the time it takes to receive a decision regarding your Social Security disability appeal. You may want to request an On The Record (OTR) decision in your case. ARead more . . .


Thursday, December 19, 2019

What Is the Purpose of Estate Planning?


Many people assume that the only purpose of estate planning is to decide who receives their property after their death. However, there is much more to estate planning than choosing heirs to receive your property. Comprehensive estate planning can include incapacitation planning, asset protection, and tax planning. Contact a Read more . . .


Monday, December 16, 2019

How Does a Gun Trust Work?


Do you own guns in Texas? Are you interested in purchasing Title II firearms restricted by the National Firearms Act (NFA)? If so, you may want to discuss a gun trust with a Texas gun trust lawyer. A gun trust allows you to protect your guns during and after your lifetime without the issues that often arise after a gun owner's death.

What Is a Gun Trust in Texas?

A gun trust is a revocable trust created to hold title to your firearms.
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Friday, November 15, 2019

The Importance of Estate Planning When Building Your Business


Estate planning is important for everyone. However, if you are building your business, there are additional reasons why you need a comprehensive estate plan. The type of business you are building can have a significant impact on the provisions included in your estate plan. A Read more . . .


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Who Is Entitled to See Your Last Will and Testament?


For many people, their plans for their final estate are a private matter that they do not wish to share with other individuals. Therefore, they may be concerned to know that most probate matters are public record in Texas. A matter of public record is open for viewing by any interested person. If you wish your estate to remain private, you might want to speak with a Read more . . .


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Strategies for High-Net-Worth Estate Planning


The goals for an estate plan of any size are typically protecting assets for heirs, avoiding the probate process whenever possible, providing for loved ones, charitable giving, and avoiding estate and gift taxes. High-net-worth estate planning poses several challenges for an individual. However, working with a Texas estate planning attorney to develop a strategy using various estate planning tools can accomplish your goals for an estate plan.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Three Hurdles You Will Have to Overcome to Get Disability Benefits


If you have a disability that prevents you from working, you might be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. Disability benefits are designed to assist disabled individuals to pay for basic living expenses when they cannot work. However, you have several hurdles to overcome before you are eligible to receive disability benefits. A Read more . . .


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

5 Estate Planning Steps for Newlyweds


It’s a good practice to review your estate plan after a major life event, including marriage. Newlyweds who have estate plans when they get married should review those plans to ensure that the plans still reflect their desires now that they are married. For newlyweds who do not have an estate plan, working with a Texas estate-planning lawyer to develop an estate plan is an important step in preparing for their future lives together.
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