What to Look for When Hiring an Attorney

Hiring an attorney is never a decision you want to make lightly.  A special relationship is formed when you hire an attorney—one that the law protects with its highest standards. …

Trust Litigation

As estate planning tools, trusts have valuable benefits. They enable you to control how and when your property is distributed after you pass, reduce gift and estate taxes, and avoid…

Beneficiary Distribution Requests under Texas Trust Law: A Potential Minefield for the Trustee

Main Takeaways A trustee is required by Texas law to act reasonably in the context of the specific trust being administered. A trustee can reduce the odds of expensive, time-consuming, and potentially…

Undue Influence: How It Happens And What You Can Do

Understanding Trust Litigation Lawyers Can Assist With Your Concerns As the number of baby boomers who are retiring continues to increase, and the burden of elder care and child care…

Can Trustees Use Trust Funds to Defend Litigation?

On occasion, a trust may be sued by a third party. This could be a beneficiary who feels that the trust is not operating the way it is supposed to,…

4 Questions You Should Ask Before Making An Estate Plan

Like snowflakes, no two Marriages are ever alike -- and the same is true for a carefully crafted estate plan. These days, the “traditional” American family model (i.e., husband-and-wife on…

Setting up a Trust for Your Children If Your Surviving Spouse Remarries

Preserving your estate for your children, in general, is one of the most critical reasons to make sure you have a well-executed and organized estate plan. Unfortunately, when you are…

What is a Trust & Should I Create One?

A trust can be defined as a relationship that is set up where one person holds property for the benefit of another. This relationship is typically set up in a…

Proper Asset Titling is Critical to Your Estate Planning

So, you had your estate documents prepared the way you wanted them. You have ensured that your assets will be passed to the next generation according to your wishes. Right?…

Planning a Special Needs Trust

Having a special needs child presents several challenges to families. One area that is commonly overlooked, when dealing with this type of situation, is a strategic estate plan that takes…
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