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Wills

While it is often advisable to have a will, there are some things you should not include such as the following: Account information Your accounts can change from the time your will is signed to when your will is probated – even if you think you will...

The executor named in a will is the fiduciary who is responsible for (1) collecting the assets that pass by probate; (2) paying the debts, taxes, expenses and fees of the estate; and (3) distributing the assets in accordance with the terms of the will....

Although simple wills are sometimes adequate, planning for the worst-case scenario is the general perspective of the estate planning attorney. You don’t have to be wealthy to need estate planning. The following are facts of a case and solutions from the perspective of the estate...

There are certain requirements for a last will and testament to be valid in Texas including: (1) being of sound mind; (2) being the age of majority (or married or a member of the armed forces of the U.S.); (3) not being unduly influenced; (4)...

As the famous late N.Y. Yankee, Yogi Berra, once said “We made too many wrong mistakes.” Executors make many “wrong mistakes.” It may be an honor to be named as an executor in someone’s Will, but there are many pitfalls and errors that an executor...