Who should be executor of your estate? Most people name their spouse or a child. Who you should name depends on what your executor must do. Read more for some of the duties of an executor that will help you decide on who to choose.
We are often flummoxed when we are asked to complete an Advance Directive to Physicians or a Statement of Intent for End of Life or to write a letter of our wishes to attach to a Medical Power of Attorney. What do I want? In what circumstances? What would it mean? At what age and in what circumstances? These questions are important when considering the survival rate after intubation for the elderly.
Although in Texas probate can be relatively straight-forward, fast and cheap, who can be blamed for wanting to cut expenses further by doing it themselves?
Can you DIY probate in Texas? Maybe.
Why Can’t Dinosaur’s Clap? This riddle usually elicits some head scratching. The answer is simple: dinosaurs can’t clap because they are all dead!
A similar situation arises when there is more than one unprobated estate. Until someone has inherited something, they cannot pass it on – let alone clap.
Read more for ways to handle the unprobated estates.
In Texas you can choose whether many of your assets pass under your Will (probate assets) or outside your Will (non-probate assets). Read more for seven non-probate assets.
The time to talk about end-of-life care is before we need it, when we can consider alternatives calmly and discuss them with our doctors and family. We may want to go through the exercise more than once as we age and different health conditions and ways to treat them emerge.