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Will Distributions from ABLE Account for Food or Shelter Reduce SSI Benefits?

The monthly maximum Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for 2020 are $783 for an eligible individual, $1,175 for an eligible individual with an eligible spouse. If you…

Your Estate Plan May Need To Be Tweaked: The SECURE Act Has Passed

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) was signed into law on December 20, 2019 and goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

Can A Minor Orphans Select Their Own Guardians?

Fortunately, most children will not be orphaned before they reach adulthood, but occasionally tragedy strikes. That’s why parent appoint guardians in a Will or Declaration of Guardian.

Must a Court Honor Parents’ Appointment of Guardian?

The issue that drives most parents to engage in estate planning is appointing a guardian for their children. Texas gives parents to right to appoint a…

Can I Revoke A Transfer On Death Deed By Will?

Suppose you signed and recorded a Texas Transfer on Death Deed naming your girlfriend as the beneficiary of your house. You had been together for several years…

Who Will Take Care of My Pets After I Die?

My dog’s name is Jilly. My family adopted her several months after Elway died. We weren’t really looking to adopt another pet so quickly, but we…

How is an Out-Of-Hospital DNR Different from a Directive to Physicians?

A directive to physicians, also known as a living Will, is a document that allows you specify what kind of life-sustaining treatment should be administered or withheld…

Keeping the Peace from Beyond the Grave

It’s every parent’s dream to maintain close relationships with all their children as they age. But sometimes, things don’t turn out as parents plan. The reasons…