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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.

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…

Tips for Preventing Elder Fraud

A neighbor was at home with her young children when someone claiming to be an IRS agent called her. He told her that she owed back…

How to Spot, Avoid, and Report Coronavirus Scams

Beware. Con artists are using fears and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic to commit fraud. According to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), Americans have filed more than 200,000…

Powers of Attorney Protect College Students During a Pandemic

My daughter graduated from high school a few weeks ago in an unusual ceremony. Our family drove up to the school building, exited our car, entered the…

The Characterization of Property in Texas

I have written before that the characterization of property as separate or community dictates who inherits property when a married person dies without a Will in…

Can I Sign My Will Electronically in Texas?

UPDATE: On April 8, 2020, Governor Abbott issued an order temporarily allowing regular notaries to notarize the following documents by video conference: durable powers of attorney, medical powers…

How to Sign Estate Planning Documents in a Pandemic

UPDATE: On April 8, 2020, Governor Abbott issued an order temporarily allowing regular notaries to notarize the following documents by video conference: durable powers of attorney, medical powers…