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Jan

22

2024

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It's Not Too Late For A 'Postnup' Agreement

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Even if you are married, it’s not too late to outline how your property will be classified, how your joint finances will be handled, and how you will support children from prior marriages. Find out how to set up a postnup agreement for your estate planning.

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Oct

11

2023

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Why You Should Start Estate Planning In Your 20s

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Estate planning isn't just for rich or older individuals. Even young, asset-poor 20-somethings should start thinking about how their property will be distributed in the event of a tragedy. Drawing up an estate plan is not as much an action you need to take for yourself but one you should take for your loved ones.

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Jul

18

2023

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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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Feb

16

2023

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Worried About A Loved One's Ability To Take Care Of Their Own Affairs?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The time to seriously review all of a loved one's financial and estate planning affairs is in the early stages of Dementia or Alzheimer's. Progression of the degree of incapacity varies from person to person. A visit to a physician for a diagnosis and treatment plan should be your first priority. A visit to an attorney should be next.

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Jan

11

2023

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Why You Need A Living Will And Medical Power Of Attorney

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

If you have ever gone through a hospital admissions process, you've likely been asked if you have a living will (also known as a directive to physicians) and a medical power of attorney. Here are the main benefits of both—and why they're worth the investment.

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May

21

2020

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COVID-19 Pandemic Reminds People They Are Mortal: Estate Planning Is Really Important Now

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

If you've listened to the news over the last two months, you've learned that the COVID-19 virus can strike just about anyone just about any time, regardless of how careful you are or how healthy you are. The initial presumption that COVID-19 was only a serious concern for elderly, otherwise health-compromised people has proven untrue. Because of that, I have received lots of calls from clients of all ages who suddenly realized it might be time for them to look at doing their estate planning.

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May

25

2017

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What Is Estate Planning And Why Do I Need It?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

This may sound surprising but almost everyone needs estate planning done in their lifetime. Whether you are a young couple with children, an older individual nearing retirement or a same-sex couple, having an estate plan in place can protect your assets and legacy.

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