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Mar

8

2023

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The Cost Of A Full Dependent Administration In Texas

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. A dependent administration is significantly more expensive than any other type of probate. Wise estate planning could avoid this high cost.

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Mar

1

2023

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Avoid Probate: 3 Easy Estate Planning Tools

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Here are three simple tools that help you pass on assets at death without the necessity of probate, saving all parties money, time, and stress.

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Feb

22

2023

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Should You Consult An Attorney Before Signing A Real Estate Contract?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The price you pay for this advice before signing a contract can easily save you many thousands of dollars and lots of headaches and trouble in the future. A review of a standard residential purchase contract generally would not be more than a few hundred dollars. More complicated contracts, of course, would cost more to review or draft, but the cost would still be far less than any negotiation or litigation later to address problems that arise.

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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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Feb

1

2023

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What Is A Small Estate Affidavit Proceeding And What Does It Cost?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

In this series of blogs, I am outlining various different 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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Jan

26

2023

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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 you may be uncertain about 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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Jan

3

2023

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The Average Cost Of A Determination Of Heirship Proceeding In Texas

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

In some situations where a loved one passes away without a Will, you may need a determination of heirship in order to pass on their estate. 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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Dec

27

2022

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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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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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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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