Category: Trust

COVID 19 Update Brady Odom

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 [..]

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About Texas Guardianship

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 [..]

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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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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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