Category: Estate Planning

Estate Planning topics discussed in our Fort Worth Family law blog by Board Certified family law attorney and experienced probate attorney in tarrant and Parker County Texas.

Estate Planning Attorney: “Get it Done!”

Everyone Needs an Estate Planning Attorney When we think of estate planning, we think of large estates with lots of assets and lots of money.  We think of the Will and the distribution of property.  Of course that is partially true, particularly with your Will.  You want to make sure that you dispose of your [..]

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Divorce with Special Needs Child

Divorce with Special Needs Child: Challenges Divorcing parents of a special needs child face additional challenges.  When entering into a divorce with children, parents typically consider the best interests of their children. As parents of a special needs child, it is especially important to pay particular attention to how the divorce affects the child. Raising [..]

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Avoid Expensive Probate: No DIY Estate Planning

How to Avoid Expensive Probate,  by Kim Young Do you want to avoid expensive probate issues? In this “immediate gratification” world we now live in, it’s very easy to “do-it-yourself” Estate Planning. Unfortunately, most of the documents that one can find on the Internet are not sufficient to Texas Estates Code standards and lack the formality that [..]

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Taxable Estate? New IRS Rules 2017

IRS Rules Defining Taxable Estate for 2017 Tax Year.  Taxable Estate in 2017.  Last Updated November 2016.   Do YOU have a taxable estate?  Many provisions in the Internal Revenue Code are indexed for inflation.  The amount of taxes that you pay will change when these rates change each year. The most important rule changes [..]

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Should I have an attorney send a letter?

Should I have an attorney send a letter?  Probably not. As an attorney, I am sometimes asked if I can “send a letter” to solve some problem or situation. The better question to ask your attorney is, “should I have an attorney send a letter for me?” People think that if the person who is giving [..]

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Estate Planning Truths

As an attorney who has prepared numerous estate plans, I would like to communicate “estate planning truths”. Estate Planning Truths: MISINFORMATION IS ABUNDANT.  I am often surprised by the misinformation circulating about estate planning. The misinformation takes away from the actual understanding why an estate plan is valuable. Misinformation keeps us from seeing why we [..]

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