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End of Life Care: What Would Your Doctor Do?

The Directive to Physicians, or Living Will, is the document that allows you to specify what life sustaining treatments should be administered or withheld if you are…

‘Tis the Season to be Swindled

Several of my neighbors have recently received calls from individuals impersonating IRS agents. The callers claim that back taxes are owed and threaten arrest if immediate payment is…

How to Care for a Caregiver

November is not only National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, but also National Family Caregivers Month. Today, more than 5 million Americans are suffering with Alzheimer’s, and if…

What Happens if I Divorce After Naming My Spouse as a Transfer on Death Deed Beneficiary?

The Texas transfer on death deed is a document that allows homeowners to transfer property to their heirs outside of probate. Most couples who own property jointly…

What Happens if the Beneficiary of my Transfer on Death Deed Dies Before Me?

The Texas Transfer on Death Deed, allows homeowners to name a beneficiary who will inherit their property after they die. It works like a beneficiary designation on…

The Importance of Estate Planning in Non-Traditional Families

I got a heartbreaking call this week from a woman whose fiancé had recently died. They had been a couple for many years, and…

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…

The Five Basic Estate Planning Documents Every Adult in Texas Needs

When people think about estate planning, they generally think only about a will. Although a will is an important part of an estate plan, it only takes…