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Is There a Difference Between an Executor and an Administrator of an Estate?

When a person dies and probate is necessary, a court will appoint a personal representative to oversee the winding up of the decedent’s affairs. The duties of…

Intestate Distribution for the Single Parent — What Happens If You Die Without a Will in Texas?

If you are an unmarried person who dies without a Will in Texas, the Texas intestacy statutes will dictate how and to whom your assets will…

How Often Should I Update My Will?

Life Changes Can Result In Unintended Consequences, Even For Those With Wills An essay entitled “second-chance family” caught my eye last year. It…

Repeal of Estate Tax Causes Ethical Quandary

NB: This article was published on January 1, 2010 and contains information that may be outdated. For current information regarding the estate tax, read: Estate Tax Certainty…For Now.

The Death of the Estate Tax

NB: This article was published on December 21, 2009 and contains information that may be outdated. For current information regarding the estate tax, read: Estate Tax Certainty…For Now. What is…

Would You Trust a Stranger to Choose a Guardian for Your Children?

From the time they are born, parents want the best for their children. We make sure that they get the right amount of food and sleep.  We…

What is a Living Will?

A living will, or directive to physicians, is a document that allows you to instruct your physicians not to use artificial methods to extend your life in…

I’m Single and Have No Children . . . What Happens if I Die Without a Will in Texas?

If you are an unmarried person who dies without a valid Texas Will, the Texas intestacy statutes will determine how your property will be divided. …