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Will a Gift I Make To My Married Child Be Community Property?

A very generous father contacted me. He wanted to buy a house for his married son but didn’t want the house to become community property. He wondered…

How to Avoid Being a Victim of Fraud

My mother received a phone call from someone claiming to be an Apple representative. The caller claimed that Apple had detected a breach in my mother’s iCloud…

Can An Incapacitated Person Make or Revoke a Durable Power of Attorney?

A Texas durable power of attorney is an important document. It authorizes another person to handle financial affairs on your behalf. If you don’t have a…

What is a Residuary Clause?

I recently worked with a couple that wanted to make sure that all their worldly possessions passed to the surviving spouse upon their death, and then to…

The Cost of a Do-It-Yourself Will

DIY Wills may seem like a penny-wise solution but may end up costing more in the long run than a Will drafted by an attorney.

A Holographic Will That Worked…But At What Cost?

DIY Wills can seem like a cost-effective solution, but the consequences of a poorly drafted will can cost you more in the long run.

Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” – Leona Helmsley

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Leona…

How Often Should I Update My Will?

Life Changes Can Result In Unintended Consequences, Even For Those With Wills Many years ago, I read an essay entitled “second-chance family” that reinforced…