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Where to store your will for safekeeping

Have you done the responsible thing as an adult and created a will? If so, that’s a great first step in ensuring that your wishes will be carried out once you pass.  However, along with creating a will, you also must figure out where to keep it. After all, you need to...

Why are my parents avoiding their estate planning?

Your parents might be avoiding estate planning for several reasons. First, they may not want to think about not being able to handle their affairs in the future. Just the thought of looking at their assets and liabilities could also be intimidating. Finally, your...

Estate planning is important for all ages

Many Texans view estate planning as something they do not need to worry about until they grow older. However, adults of all ages can benefit from estate planning. No matter how old or young you might be, it is a good idea to have a plan in place in the event something...

What happens if your will is out of date?

If you live in Texas and already have an estate plan or you are creating one, you might wonder whether your will goes out of date at some point in the future. The good news is that wills do not have an "expiration date." The bad news is that for other reasons, an...

Who is considered an interested party?

When an individual dies in Texas, certain people have the right to contest the individual's will. They might launch a will contest if they suspect that the individual was forced or influenced to write the will a certain way. However, only people who are "interested...

A child doesn’t have to be included in a will

If you fail to create an estate plan, Texas law may dictate that a portion of your assets go to your children. However, there is no statutory requirement to include a son or daughter in a will. Let's take a look at what you should know if you don't plan on providing...

Estate planning for millennials

Millennials in Texas may not want to think about estate planning, but they really should; it's a good idea for every adult to at least have a last will and testament. A will allows you to distribute your property and name guardians for children if you have them. Not...

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