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Estate Planning & Asset Protection

March 27, 2020

Don’t Be Fooled. Joint-Tenancy isn’t the best option for Newlyweds.

If you are recently married or have been married and are acquiring additional assets, know that you have options when it comes to how the property will be titled. And, although joint tenancy seems like an easy and convenient choice, it may not work as well as you would think.  What is Joint Tenancy? After […]

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Estate Planning & Asset Protection

March 19, 2020

Super Useful Tips To Improve POST HONEYMOON Estate Planning

Your wedding is over, and the day was absolutely perfect. You went away on your honeymoon with your new spouse and had the time of your lives. Now you are back and can breathe a sigh of relief and watch the rest of the years ahead unfold before your eyes. Well, not so fast. Now […]

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Estate Planning & Asset Protection

March 16, 2020

Don’t Accidentally Disinherit Your Kids When You Get Remarried

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes dividing our estate between our blended family of adult children.  That’s how that school-yard rhyme goes, right? If that’s not how you remember it, you’re not alone! When you remarry, you have a unique set of concerns to address when you are considering a blended family and […]

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Estate Planning & Asset Protection

March 12, 2020

Estate Planning Success for the Newly Married

Now is the perfect time to start working on an estate plan—because, as newlyweds, you may not have a list of your accounts, but you’ve effectively just done a working inventory of your possessions—as you’ve figured out how to consolidate two households into one. You’ve already been working on the new banking and shared responsibility […]

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Estate Planning & Asset Protection

March 9, 2020

I’m Bringing Prenuptials Back

Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and the Millennial Trend Towards Prenups Millennials – they’re always finding things to disrupt. Cereal. Broadcast television. American cheese. Marriage.  Today, millennials are getting married later, but they’re also divorcing less. Chalk that up to rebelling against their parents? Maybe.  Or maybe it has something to do with the growing number of […]

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Estate Planning & Asset Protection

March 5, 2020

How To Legally Find Commitment Without Marriage – Estate Planning Tips

Advice columnist Ann Landers once observed that “love is friendship that has caught fire.” If that’s true, there are thousands of ways for that blaze to unfold. For many Americans, such devotion and passion do not need to be neatly formalized as marriage.  In fact, our cultural norms are shifting, and quickly. Consider the following:  […]

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Estate Planning & Asset Protection

March 2, 2020

Keep The Romance While Protecting Your Wealth with a Prenup

It’s a classic romantic scenario straight out a Hollywood romance: Taper candles flicker in the breeze. You sit with your beloved at a quiet bistro by the ocean, enjoying an intimate dinner for two. You raise your wine glasses to toast your eternal love and look deeply into each other’s eyes.  And then your lawyers […]

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Estate Planning & Asset Protection

February 24, 2020

Trusts that May Enable You to Protect Your Assets and Your Income when Applying for Medicaid in Texas

Negotiating the eligibility requirements for Medicaid in Texas can be difficult and risky. You feel you need the long-term health care benefits provided by Medicaid, but you may be ineligible for Medicaid if you have assets or much of an income.  There are ways to negotiate the system and still qualify for Medicaid, but they […]

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Estate Planning & Asset Protection

February 18, 2020

Luke Perry – Texas Living Wills and Medical Powers of Attorney: What You Need to Know

Until we reach an advanced age, many of us have a hard time imagining a catastrophic medical emergency befalling us. But tragedy can strike at any age. Remember, it was just a year ago, on Feb 27, 2019, that the well-known actor Luke Perry suffered a massive ischemic stroke. Doctors tried to save him, but […]

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Estate Planning & Asset Protection

February 10, 2020

How to Provide for the Future of Your Disabled Child

If your child has a chronic mental or physical disability such that they will be unable to provide for themselves as an adult, you constantly worry what will happen to your child when you die, or should you become disabled yourself. Sometimes the child has been disabled from when they were a child but sometimes […]

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