Five Reasons Why Parents of Young Children Need Estate Planning

If you are a parent of young children, getting your estate plans in order can help you ensure that your minor children will be protected in the event the unthinkable happens. Estate planning is critically important for parents with minor children because: It allows you to select a guardian for your children in the event … Read More

The Complexities of Intestacy for Blended Families in Texas

Having a will is important for every adult, but especially so if you are part of a blended family. Without a will, your assets will be distributed according to a statutory formula, which may not reflect the way you would want your assets to be distributed. Intestacy can be complex in blended families In Texas, … Read More

The Complexities of Intestacy in Texas

Many people may assume that if they are married and die intestate (without a will), their surviving spouse will inherit their entire estate. You might be surprised to learn that this is not always the case. The way property is characterized is important in determining who inherits the property when its owner dies. In Texas, property … Read More

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

If you are an unmarried person who dies intestate, (without a valid will), Texas statutes will dictate how and to whom your assets will be distributed. According to the statutes, if you are single with children, then all your property would pass to your descendants. If your descendants are of the same degree of relationship, (meaning, … Read More

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 intestate (without a valid will), the Texas statutes will determine how your property will be divided.  According to these statutes, if you die without a will and are survived by descendants, your surviving descendants will inherit your entire estate. When a single person without children dies intestate, … Read More

Why Don’t You Have a Will?

Most people recognize the importance of having a will. But a study done nationally in 2007 found that over half (57%) of all adult Americans do not have one. Parents with children under age 18 are even less likely to have a will. More than two-thirds (69%) don’t. Do you fit in that category? If … Read More