Does the present model of advance care planning actually deliver better end-of-life care? A key goal of advance care planning is to free family members from the burdens of making decisions, yet these conversations can paradoxically leave relatives with even more conflict. This does not mean that planning is useless. But there is a better way.
Many people think that they are not taxed on inheritance. They confuse an inheritance tax, which does not exist in Texas, with income tax on things they inherit. Will what you inherit be subject to taxation?
We would all like to save money. We tend to think that our needs are simple, forgetting that often the law is not. Should you use an online will? Have you considered how a good elder and estate planning lawyer can help?
An old Will is only outdated if circumstances have changed. If they have, you may not need a new Will. You may only need a Codicil. If you are wondering if you need a new will, these 15 questions will help you determine if your documents reflect your current reality.
Writing a Will is a nice gesture. But, really, apart from a few mementos, what will you leave behind? Maybe you don’t need a will. Read more for reasons why you would not need a will in the state of Texas.
One of the most frustrating parts of attempting to be a care giver, or even an advisor, to an elderly parent is finding that our help is not wanted even when it is clearly needed. Anyone who has raised a teenager is familiar with this dynamic. Most teenagers eventually muddle through. The older adults in our lives may not, with disturbing consequences. How do you help the parent who doesn’t want your help?