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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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Jul

27

2022

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What Is The Cost Of A Simple Estate Planning Package

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

People frequently delay drawing up a Will or other pieces of an estate plan because of concern for the cost. However, the cost of preparing a simple estate plan package is very reasonable. Compared to the expense of handling your estate without a Will, it's a bargain.

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Jul

21

2022

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How Do I Avoid Needing a Guardianship?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Pre-planning is necessary to avoid needing a guardianship. People live much longer these days, and Dementia and Alzheimers are a common issue families face with loved ones or themselves. Pre-planning to deal with incapacity is very smart.

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Jul

6

2022

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The Difference Between Statutory Transfer On Death Deed & Lady Bird Deed

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Two terms are used in the state of Texas to describe a deed that automatically transfers title to real estate you own on your death a transfer on death deed and a Lady Bird Deed (LBD). The distinction between these two deeds is subtle, but very important.

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Jul

6

2022

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Slick Trick In Texas To Transfer Real Estate Without Probate

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Texas law has recognized an estate planning trick that is extremely effective and low cost, called a deed with an enhanced retained life estate or “Lady Bird” deed. This tool can be used for all types of real estate interests.

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Jun

21

2022

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How Much Does It Cost To Set Up A Guardianship?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Guardianships are complicated and time-consuming. Unfortunately, they can also be expensive. This is how much you can expect to pay for a guardianship proceeding in Texas.

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Jun

16

2022

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5 Estate Planning Basics for Same-Sex Couples & LGBTQ Individuals

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Estate planning is even more important for LGBTQ individuals. In reflection of Pride Week, let’s discuss the necessity of estate planning for LGBTQ individuals and couples.

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