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Jan

11

2024

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How Do I Avoid Needing A Guardianship For Myself Or A Loved One?

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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Jan

3

2024

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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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Dec

14

2023

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How Do I Get A Will? [Estate Planning Q&A Video Series]

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Today, there are many ways you can go about getting a Will. To ensure your Will accomplishes your wishes while also avoiding the greatest expense and complications, you should consult with an experienced estate planning attorney.

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Dec

7

2023

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Do I Need A Trust? - When You Should & Shouldn't Set Up A Living Trust

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

I am frequently asked by prospective estate planning clients, "Do I need a trust?" The answer is the classic one: It depends. They are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Whether setting up a living trust is a good idea for you should be discussed with an estate planning attorney who has full knowledge of your assets, family circumstances, and desires.

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Nov

29

2023

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How Much Does A Will Cost? [Estate Planning Q&A Video Series]

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

People frequently delay having a will drawn up because of concern for the cost. The cost of preparing an estate plan package is very reasonable. Compared to the expense you would be out to handle your estate without a will or other estate planning documents, it is a bargain.

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Nov

16

2023

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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

2023

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Holiday Travel: Why Parents Of Young Children Need Wills

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Most young parents don't want to even think about the possibility of death and see no need for estate planning. However, if a tragedy struck and both parents of minor children were killed, the situation left for their loved ones to deal with is extremely complicated, expensive, and emotional.

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Nov

2

2023

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Probate Process In Texas Is Not That Scary

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The thought of having to do a probate for a deceased loved one is often scary. Although the legal process can appear complicated to a layman, an experienced probate attorney can comfortably guide you through the process.

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Oct

26

2023

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Do I Need A Will? [Estate Planning Q&A Video Series]

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

While not everyone needs a Will, it's wise to explore whether it would be a smart investment for you and your family's future. I can explore with you whether the assets you own can be passed down without a Will or whether having a Will is really key to simple passage of title to assets on your death.

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Oct

19

2023

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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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