These three simple steps will help you save on both legal fees and taxes…if you start now. They’ll also help you get your documents organized and stay organized. You’ll pay yourself well for the time you spend by having to pay your estate planning lawyer less. The earlier you start, the more you can do.
Somewhere around the day we decide to retire, we may think that we have a lot of money – a lifetime of earnings, a gold-plated nest egg. The light refracting from that shiny nest egg can blind us. Be cautious with your spending in retirement.
Have you been a victim of elder fraud? After the horse has bolted the barn, is there anything you can do? Actually, yes. Read more for ways you can mitigate the damage and maybe even make yourself a less attractive target in the future.
Roughly one-fourth of the unclaimed property in the United States is right here in Texas. Do you have property waiting to be found? Why leave it for your heirs to find. Use these resources to search for it now.
Often the biggest disputes arise out of what seems to be the smallest of things – like who gets grandma’s yellow pie plate. Don’t let the last memory they have of you be that you left it to the “wrong” person. Plan ahead. These 6 tips for dividing family heirlooms fairly will get you started.
Many parents plan to give things to their children in their Wills. As we live longer, with an increasing number of chronic conditions, we may be tempted to give things away while our hands are still warm. But, should we give it away?
These important tips will help you set up a list of your important digital account info for simple and secure information sharing with your family members and trusted friends in case of your death. Your family and trusted friends will thank you.
No one can be involuntarily committed without a court hearing. Even then, the commitment must be limited in time. It is often a bridge to a guardianship. Read more for information on mental health commitments in Texas.
People with special needs can be included and lead meaningful lives with the right services and support. We can help someone grow and contribute to and enjoy life by helping them put those supports and services in place.
We all know the two biggest lies: “The check is in the mail” and “Of course I’ll respect you in the morning.” Do you know what the third is? It is a lie we never intend to be a lie: “I’ll never send you to a nursing home.” Read more for three things you can do to meet your parents’ needs and their wishes.