C0VID 19 PROBATE & Estate Planning Blog By: Brady Odom Bob Leonard Law Group, Estate Planning & Probate Attorney -Working from Home in the Midst of COVID 19 Pandemic This has been my experience working from home due to shelter-in-place and social distancing orders in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. My wife [..]
Category: Estate Planning
Estate Planning Category, Fort Worth Family Law Blog.
Estate Planning topics discussed in our Fort Worth Family law blog by Board Certified family law attorney and experienced Fort Worth probate attorney in Tarrant and Parker County Texas.
Should I Have Power of Attorney? You have been asked to serve as an agent in a power of attorney document. First, congratulations on the incredible trust placed in you. While it is an extreme honor that someone has chosen you to make decisions on his/her behalf if they are no longer able to do [..]
POST DIVORCE INFORMATION THAT IS USEFUL Post Divorce Information is part of the Bob Leonard Law Group’s “post divorce” form. We walk ALL the way through a divorce with each client. Our job as your divorce attorney includes doing our best to get you ready for the new chapter in your life on solid [..]
What is Texas Guardianship? Adult Texas guardianship is established by the Texas probate court to allow care and assistance to persons who do not have the capacity to care for their personal needs or financial matters. The courts may appoint a guardian for an incapacitated person because that person is unable to make decisions to [..]
What is a Reverse Mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a method that allows a senior (over age 62) homeowner who has paid off most of the mortgage for their primary residence to borrow against their home equity. The homeowner must still pay taxes and main insurance and repairs on the property and must live in [..]
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 [..]
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 [..]
No one plans on dying —Do I Really Need a Will? by Kimberly Young You DEFINITELY Need a Will! No one plans on dying, I know. We all want to believe that we will live long enough to see our grandchildren have children. Unfortunately, it does not always work out this way. Why You Need a Will: [..]
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 [..]
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 [..]