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Nov

16

2022

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4 Estate Planning Questions To Ask Your Loved Ones Over The Holidays

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The holidays are a perfect time, while family and friends are gathered together (safely distanced, of course), to discuss whether your loved ones' estate planning and related legal matters are in order. It is an emotional subject to approach, but it is much better to be brave and tackle the subject than to avoid the discussion. Later regrets that plans which should have been made were not, will leave you with an even harder situation to deal with.

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Nov

9

2022

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Should I Agree To Carry The Note On The Sale Of Property?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Tops 4 considerations: 1. Do you own the property outright? 2. Is carrying the note a smart investment? 3. Is it wise to take on the risk if the buyer can’t qualify for conventional third-party financing? 4. Are you willing to do the necessary legal work to protect yourself if the buyer defaults?

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Oct

25

2022

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Probate As A Muniment Of Title: What Is It & What Does It Cost?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

There are several different types of probate in Texas where a loved one dies having a Will. The complexity of the proceeding and the cost varies widely depending on which type of probate you can or must use to pass your loved one's estate. The simplest and least expensive type of probate is known as a "muniment of title" proceeding.

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Oct

14

2022

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What Is Involved In Setting Up A Living Trust

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Setting up a living trust is the best way to ensure your assets are passed onto the right people if you pass away. So how do you start the process?

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Oct

5

2022

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3 Reasons You May Need A Guardianship

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Guardianships are a complicated legal proceeding. Most people have no clue exactly how complicated and expensive they are. In some situations, however, a guardianship is required to manage the affairs of a loved one.

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Sep

29

2022

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Caution: Be Sure You Have Designated Primary & Successor Beneficiaries

Posted by: Adair Buckner

Have you selected successor beneficiaries on your life insurance, retirement accounts, investments, and bank accounts? Now is a good time to double-check.

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Sep

21

2022

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Why You Should Have A Statutory Durable Power Of Attorney

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

An important component of an estate plan is a statutory durable power of attorney, otherwise called a general power of attorney. This power of attorney allows you to name an agent to carry on business-type activities on your behalf if for any reason you are not able to do so yourself.

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Aug

18

2022

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What Happens If You Don’t Probate A Will In Texas?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Probate can be costly and complicated. Unfortunately, not probating a Will could cause your family more stress in the long run. If your loved one has passed away and left a Will behind, you may find yourself in a situation where this is the case.

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Aug

11

2022

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4 Signs You're Working With The Wrong Attorney

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

When researching potential attorneys for your case, always do your homework. Choosing an unqualified or dishonest attorney could not only result in a negative outcome for your legal situation, but it could also cost you more money in the long run.

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Aug

4

2022

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How Do You Obtain Guardianship For An Incompetent Parent?

Posted by: Adair Buckner

Obtaining guardianship for a parent who can no longer care for themselves is often overwhelming. Here are the basic steps involved in the process.

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