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Estate Planning

Houston Estate Planning

Planning for the future is an essential part of protecting your assets and ensuring that your loved ones are taken care of. This category is dedicated to providing you with valuable information on estate planning in Texas, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advanced directives, and more. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to guide you through the process of creating a comprehensive estate plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Our Houston Probate Attorneys provide a full range of probate services to our clients. Affordable rates, fixed fees, and payment plans are available. We provide step-by-step instructions, guidance, checklists, and more for completing the probate process. We have years of combined experience we can use to support and guide you with probate and estate matters. Call us today for a FREE attorney consultation.

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What if You Can’t Talk or Sign a Will?

Generally, for a will to be valid, one has to communicate their wishes in a will and the will has to be signed.  This begs the question as to how someone who cannot speak or sign a will can execute a valid will.   The court addressed this in Estate of Luce, No. 02-17-00097-CV (Tex. App.-Ft. Worth 2018),...
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Common Estate Planning Goals

Estate planning is an important process that helps to ensure that a person’s wishes are carried out after they pass away or become incapacitated. This process allows individuals to make decisions about their finances, property, and healthcare in advance, so that their loved ones and healthcare providers know how to act on their behalf if...
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Ladybird Deeds in Texas: An Often Overlooked Opportunity

In the states that allow them, such as Texas, Ladybird Deeds are a relatively simple and useful tool that should be used more often. The Ladybird Deed allows one to automatically transfer real estate to a third party on death, by simply making a notation on the deed during their lifetime. The In re Estate...
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A Contract for Will is Only Valid in Texas if it is in Writing

Many people enter into contracts with others to hold their property, with the understanding that the property will revert back to the original owner when the holder dies. It may be convenient to have another party hold property with the intent that the property reverts back to the owner. One way to accomplish this is...
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Can a Minor Open a Bank Account in Texas?

Opening a bank account for a minor in Texas is a fantastic way to teach them about financial responsibility and independence. By having their account, they can learn how to manage their money, set financial goals, and develop healthy spending habits. Children can use their accounts to learn how to save money, create budgets, and...
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Why a Will Needs to be Updated After Divorce

A divorce can be emotionally and financially taxing. One is often focused on getting through the process and finding a way to minimize losses. After the divorce, life is often about finding new routines and patterns and making life changes. Updating an estate plan may not even be on your radar at this point. The Haga...
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