How to Own Your Real Estate

Real estate is more than just your primary residence. It can include other real estate such as a vacation home or a rental property. Depending upon the type of real estate you own, the ideal form of ownership can vary. Below, we take a look at the different types of real estate and make suggestions … [Read more...]

Why Title Matters

Real estate can take on different forms of ownership depending upon the number of parties and the unique circumstances involved. Understanding how your real estate is owned, or “titled,” is necessary because this determines the extent of control you have over your real estate, how susceptible your … [Read more...]

The SECURE Act: How Does It Affect Your Retirement Accounts?

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act), which became effective on January 1, 2020. The Act is the most impactful legislation affecting retirement accounts in decades. It will have a positive impact for many older … [Read more...]

Who’s On Your Estate Planning Team?

Estate planning is not just about what happens to your stuff when you die. It is about coordinating all aspects of your life so you can be taken care of during times when you are unable to care for yourself, and your money and property are distributed to the individuals you have selected upon your … [Read more...]

Estate Planning Awareness Week: The Importance to You and Your Family of Having an Estate Plan

In 2008, Congress recognized the need for the public to understand the importance and benefits of estate planning by passing House Resolution 1499, which designated the third week of October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Nevertheless, according to a 2019 survey carried out by … [Read more...]

Why Factoring Long-Term Care Into Your Estate Plan Pays Off

For most people, thinking about estate planning means focusing on what will happen to their money after they pass away. But that misses one pretty significant consideration: the need to plan for long-term care. The last thing any of us want to contend with when a health issue arises later in life … [Read more...]

3 Decidedly Dumb Ways to Leave an Inheritance for Your Children

Estate planning offers many ways to leave your wealth to your children, but it’s just as important to know what not to do. Here are some things that are all-too-common, but textbook examples of what not to do or try.... “Oral Wills” If you feel you have a good rapport with your family or don't … [Read more...]

Handling A Loved One’s Estate With Probate Attorneys

Upon the death of a loved one, families in Texas must go through probate to settle and disburse the estate. This means the family must have the will of their loved one probated, a process that can be a bit confusing to some. To probate a will, which means to settle the estate, a family should enlist … [Read more...]

Texas Business Laws – Forming A Texas Corporation

A corporation is a type of business, similar to a partnership or sole proprietorship. There are various reasons why a person or group would want to incorporate their Texas-based business, as corporations offer certain legal protections and other important benefits. Forming a Texas corporation … [Read more...]

Estate Planning – How Does This Help Your Loved Ones?

Estate planning is very important for families; however; it is often overlooked until it is too late. Planning a financial estate with the help of estate law attorneys is much more than simply having a Will prepared. With the proper estate planning, the estate holder can rest assured their wealth … [Read more...]