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Special Needs Trusts FAQs

If you are a parent of a child with special needs, you need special estate planning. Why? Because if you leave assets directly to your  child, either…

Can Agent Override Decisions of Person Granting Power of Attorney?

Con artists often target the elderly because isolation and declining cognitive ability makes them more vulnerable to fraud. Consumer Reports estimated that seniors and their families…

When is it Proper to Use a Small Estate Affidavit?

A small estate affidavit is a legal document that can be used to transfer property to heirs without a formal probate. Not all estates qualify for small…

Free Medical Power of Attorney for Texas’ Heroes

Every day, I am moved by stories of courageous Texans risking their lives to protect and care for the most vulnerable among us. The heroes of the…

Does My Texas Medical Power Of Attorney Need To Be Notarized?

Many people have medical powers of attorney that they have signed in the presence of two witnesses. They become concerned that their power of attorney is not valid…

What is a Texas Medical Power of Attorney?

A Texas medical power of attorney is a document that allows you, the principal, to designate a trusted family member or friend to make medical decisions for…

LegalZoom vs. Lawyer: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

LegalZoom and other do-it-yourself document preparation services want you to believe that the process of preparing a Will is as easy as filling in the blanks on…

Who Makes Medical Decisions in Texas If There Is No Medical Power of Attorney?

I received an email from someone whose uncle recently suffered several strokes and became incapacitated as a result. He didn’t have a Medical Power of Attorney. The…