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May

20

2021

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Should I Incorporate My Business?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

A corporation is a separate legal entity from its owners. A corporation can be owned by one person or many people. The corporation is formed under the laws of the state in which it is operating, with Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Formation.

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May

20

2021

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The Average Cost Of A Determination Of Heirship Proceeding In Texas

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

A small estate affidavit will not always work, however. In some situations, you may need a determination of heirship. If you find yourself in this situation, make sure you have an experienced attorney to guide you through the steps involved. Otherwise, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the process.

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Apr

15

2021

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5 Times You Need An Attorney To Help You Buy Or Sell A Home

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

If you are in the market to purchase a home, you probably already know you should start shopping for a real estate agent and mortgage lender. But, do you also need a lawyer?

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Apr

7

2021

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What Do I Do If A Loved One Dies Without A Will?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

When a loved one dies without a Will, you have two options: determination of heirship or Affidavit of Heirship. These are the steps involved in both proceedings, as well as best practices to follow.

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Mar

11

2021

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Caution: Be Sure To Set Up Beneficiary Designations Correctly On Life Insurance, Retirement Accounts, Brokerage Accounts, & Bank Accounts

Posted by: Adair Buckner

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

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Feb

22

2021

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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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Feb

2

2021

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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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Jan

27

2021

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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

26

2020

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Should I Consult An Attorney Before Signing A Lease?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Entering into a legal contract to lease property can be overwhelming and confusing, and you may be uncertain what you are committing yourself to. Whether you are looking to sign a residential or commercial lease, having an attorney assist you can be helpful and will ease your concerns.

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Oct

15

2020

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What Is The Simplest Probate In Texas When There Is No Will?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

If your loved one died without a Will, transferring his or her assets to beneficiaries can be quite difficult. If no action is taken, assets will not be properly transferred and the beneficiaries will have to take some legal action down the road to straighten out the situation. In some cases, a costly determination of heirship proceeding and dependent administration of the estate may be required.

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