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Texas Extends Rule Against Perpetuities to 300 Years

The Rule Against Perpetuities is the bane of every first-year law student’s existence. It provides: no interest is good unless it must vest, if at all, no later…

Intestacy Can Be A Nightmare In Blended Families

I get panicked calls virtually every week from Texans whose spouses have died without a Will. The stories are usually quite similar. The spouses lived together in…

To Spring or Not to Spring a Durable Power of Attorney

Every adult residing in Texas should have a Texas durable power of attorney. What is a Durable Power of Attorney? A durable power of attorney is a…

What is a Small Estate Affidavit?

Occasionally, people die without a Will but have very little in terms of probate assets. They may have owned a modest home, and had a small checking…

Should I Name my Minor Children as Beneficiaries of my Insurance Policy?

If you’re like most parents, your beneficiary designation on your life insurance probably lists your minor children as the secondary beneficiaries of your life insurance policy, behind your…

Consent for Treatment of Minors by Non-Parent

My youngest son is 16 years old now. Last summer, as Covid forced lockdowns, he and half a dozen of his friends planned a beach trip to celebrate…

What is a Spendthrift Trust?

As parents, we all do our best to instill our good values in our children. But sometimes, despite all our guidance, our children make poor personal and…

Should I Put My Guns to My Revocable Trust?

If you own guns, you may be wondering whether you should transfer them to your Revocable Trust. There are a couple of reasons why that is generally a…