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Jan

22

2020

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Tips To Foreclose On A Real Estate Lien

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The good news is that the lien foreclosure gives you a process to recover some or all of the money still owed you. The bad news is that you are going to have to deal with very complicated, tricky legal foreclosure steps to get there.

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Jan

15

2020

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Cost Of A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

I have written about how a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be an element in an effective financial plan or an estate plan. Many people believe that it is very expensive to have a prenup or postnup drawn up. The expense will depend totally on the situation, and may not be nearly as large as you might think.

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Dec

18

2019

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6 Key Questions To Help You Choose The Right Attorney

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

With so many lawyers out there, it’s difficult to know which is the right one for you. But you don’t have to settle for an attorney who isn’t a good fit for you or your legal matter.

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Nov

7

2019

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Don't Wait Until The Holidays To Do Your Estate Planning (That Might Be Too Late)

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The time of year is coming up for holiday travel and family gatherings. Holiday travel frequently causes clients to make a desperate last minute call to my office to make estate plans. If the call comes very close to the holiday travel date, it may not be possible to get the documents drafted in time. Attorneys like to take time off to enjoy the holidays too.

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Nov

1

2019

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The Holidays: The Perfect Time To Talk To Your Family About Legal Arrangements

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 estate planning and related legal matters are in order. It is a difficult subject to approach, but it is much better to be brave and tackle the subject than to avoid the discussion and regret later that plans which should have been made were not and you're left with a mess to deal with.

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Oct

9

2019

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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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Sep

25

2019

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Part 6: The Cost Of Probate Alternatives In Texas

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

In this series of blogs, I am outlining various types of probates or probate alternatives to settle an estate and their likely costs. As I mentioned in the introduction to this series, the cost is predominantly determined by the type of procedure followed.

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Sep

18

2019

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

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

There is good news. If you and your spouse can agree on the parameters, it’s not too late to outline how your property will be classified, as community or separate, how your joint finances will be handled, and support for children from prior marriages —even if you’re already married.

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Sep

18

2019

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Part 5: The Cost Of A Full Dependent Administration

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

In this series of blogs, I have outlined various different types of probates and probate alternatives to help you settle an estate and understand the potential costs. As I mentioned in the introduction to this series, the cost is predominantly determined by the type of procedure followed.

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Aug

1

2019

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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 or agents 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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