How to Make Sure Your IRA Goes to the Right Beneficiaries

Aside from your home, your individual retirement account (IRA) may be the biggest single asset you own. Contrary to popular belief, however, your IRA isn’t likely to pass to your heirs according to the terms of your will. Instead, most IRAs are structured as payable-on-death (POD) accounts, much … [Read more...]

What Should I Expect When Getting Divorced in Texas?

There are basically two ways to get divorced in Texas. The easiest method is by agreement, which may be known as a collaborative proceeding or an uncontested divorce. If you can’t agree on the terms of your break up, the alternative method is the old stand-by – litigation. Divorces that require … [Read more...]

Qualified Income Trusts

Medicaid is a boon for individuals who need long-term health care, but income and assets can affect eligibility. Setting up a qualified income trust (QIT) is an ideal solution for many individuals who find themselves denied Medicaid. A Brazos County trust attorney can help you determine whether a … [Read more...]

What Do You Need to Start a Small Business?

Operating your own business can be a richly rewarding experience. Small businesses ownership is still among the most sought-after dreams in this country, but in order for the experience to be a positive one, you need to make sure from the outset that you have your proverbial ducks in a row. A Brazos … [Read more...]

How to Divorce Your Husband

Most women marry with the belief that the relationship will last a lifetime. Little consideration is given to the possibility of divorce and how to safeguard oneself in case this becomes the reality. Unfortunately, today a full half of all marriages end in divorce. If you find yourself in the … [Read more...]

Can I Get a Legal Separation in Texas?

Unlike many other states, Texas does not recognize legal separations. If you are in an unhappy marriage, your options are to either get divorced or stay married. Nonetheless, there are ways to separate yourselves financially, define your roles as parents and live apart if you choose. While living … [Read more...]

How Long Does Probate Take?

Probate is the process by which the decedent’s estate is settled, with all debts satisfied, taxes paid, and the remainder distributed to beneficiaries. The length of time probate might take depends upon a number of factors, as will be seen, but it can be a rather lengthy process. Working with an … [Read more...]

What Are the Most Important Parts of an Estate Plan?

A last will and testament may be the first thing you think of in terms of estate planning, but other documents are just as important. In addition to a comprehensive will, your estate plan documents should include, at a minimum, a durable power of attorney and an advance directive for health … [Read more...]

What Is a Business Entity?

An entity is a being that physically exists and is largely self-contained. Relating this definition to businesses, a business entity is both the fact and form of a commercial, corporate, non-profit, or other institution. Your Conroe business attorney will help you decide upon what form of business … [Read more...]

How to Apply for Medicaid

Medicaid is an assistance program funded through both the federal and state governments and managed by the individual state. A recipient of Medicaid in one state, therefore, may find a difference in qualification requirements when they move to Texas. A Conroe elder law attorney can help you … [Read more...]