What I've learned in 46 years as a Family Lawyer: The first thing to do when you start thinking of getting a divorce --- GET A WILL. If you already have one, I'll bet it is what we call "Sweetheart Wills." You leave everything to your spouse, ... » Learn More about The first thing to do when you start thinking of getting a divorce
Probate, Estate Planning and Wills
Sometimes the last wishes of a loved one or family member outlined in their Will just don’t make sense to you, and you want to challenge the Will in court. My partner Bill Neal wrote another article recently about the legal grounds for challenging a ... » Learn More about That’s Not What Dad Wanted! Can I Contest His Will?
Do you know what is expected of you if you are the Executor of an estate or a will in Texas? There are quite a few duties and obligations that are the legal obligation of the Executor of an estate, so let’s look at the process step by step. Taking ... » Learn More about Your Job as Executor of an Estate
If you have a family member or loved one die, you may be surprised or even shocked to find that their Will is very different from what you were expecting. Especially if you had seen a copy of the Will previously, but the Will being presented now is ... » Learn More about What Makes a Will Invalid?
If you are involved in a Probate dispute, you may be asked to give a deposition in the case. An oral deposition is sworn testimony provided by a witness or other party to a case, but it’s done outside of the courtroom. Here’s a brief overview of the ... » Learn More about Giving a Deposition in a Probate Litigation Case
The last thing anyone wants to talk about when they consult with a family law attorney to begin the divorce process is changing their will or executing their first one. But you should. This important concept is rarely discussed with clients by their ... » Learn More about Divorcing? Change Your Will Now!
So are you disappointed with the way your kids turned out? Are they rotten, spoiled brats? Are they criminals in and out of prison (mostly in)? Did they marry the wrong, gender, religion, age, or political affiliation? Did they go to law school ... » Learn More about 3 Ways To Disinherit Your Offspring In Texas and Not Leave Them a Dime
In my last blog post, I addressed the need for clients to change their Will (or make a Will) after divorce. This blog takes things one step further and addresses another issue-changing your beneficiaries. At the time of divorce, accounts are ... » Learn More about SO YOU ARE DIVORCED! DO YOU KNOW WHO YOUR BENEFICIARIES ARE?