Before a person can sign a Will, Texas law requires that they have “testamentary capacity.” This means that the person has sufficient mental ability to understand that he is making a will, the effect of making a will, and the general Read More

Your Texas Living Trust estate plan is a key piece in making sure your objectives are carried out after you are no longer able to carry them out yourself. If it is drafted well and is pro-active in avoiding foreseeable Read More

Your Last Will and Testament is a very important legal document for you and everyone affected by it, and in order for it to be recognized as legally valid it must meet a very strict set of requirements. These strict Read More

Last time we took a look at the new changes to the generic Texas power of attorney for 2014. Now that we know what the changes are, we are going to look at a couple of the potential problems these Read More

Beginning January 1, 2014 Texas has a new statutory power of attorney. Customized power of attorney forms are still as valid as they were before to handle special situations like real estate transactions or medicaid asset protection; however, if you Read More

If you have a family member or loved one that is disabled they are probably eligible for or already receiving benefits from one or more government programs. Many of the government programs (Texas Medicaid being the most common) have limits Read More

Your estate is normally administered in the state where you live. But what happens if you live in Texas but also own real estate in one or more other states? Due to the requirements of land records and title insurance Read More

A Will is not the only way to transfer assets to your family members after you pass away, and in many cases other methods would be preferable. Every family is different, and depending on the form that your assets are in Read More