Category: Wills

Eliminate the Need for Probate: Vehicles

Eliminate the Need for Probate We get calls every week from folks who want to eliminate the need for probate.  Probate refers specifically to the court process involving a Last Will and Testament.  For this article we will call all actions taken in the Probate Court “probate.” Following are some tips to handle things prior [..]

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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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