Could your elderly parent need a guardian?

As our parents age, it is natural for us to think about who will step in to make their financial and medical decisions when they are no longer able to do so. This becomes much more of a concern if they are diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disea...

Start strong in 2018 with an estate plan

Putting off your estate plan for another year isn't an option. Crossing off this important task is a great way to start 2018 with momentum, protecting your family and giving yourself peace of mind.  Undoubtedly, you understand the challenges in...

Helpful tips for siblings working to care for aging parents

As your parents age, you and your siblings will face issues of how to take care of your aging parents. As uncomfortable as it is to think about, your parents will likely need extra help in their golden years. Some folks will suffer from dementia, or ...

Where should you begin the probate of your loved one’s estate?

After the death of a loved one, you may find yourself simply wanting to remain swallowed in grief rather than facing responsibilities. However, you likely also know that remaining in such a state can cause issues if certain aspects of the estate need...

What is the Difference between Guardianship of the Person and Guardianship of the Estate?

There are times when an incapacitated person, a Ward, may need either a guardian of the person or a guardian of the estate. There are other times when a Ward may need both. One person may serve in both roles, or the probate court may appoint two diff...

Are Guardianship and Conservatorship the Same Thing?

The words guardianship and conservatorship are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings in the State of Texas. The term conservatorship is synonymous with the word custody. It is used in the family law context when a family law co...

Do Millennials Need An Estate Plan?

If you're a millennial, making an estate plan may not be the first thing on your mind. For one thing, you may have more student loans than any sort of estate to speak of. You may also be busy establishing yourself in a career, buying a first home or ...

Estate Planning Extends To Tax Time Charitable Donations

Have you filed your taxes yet? If not, this can be a good time to review your charitable donation strategy and make sure it aligns with your estate planning goals. Without a clear plan for your donations, you could lose out on money that you could ha...

Will My Special Needs Child Need a Guardianship?

The answer to that question depends on the nature and severity of your child's disability. Each child is different, so each child's situation will require an independent evaluation. As the parent, you are the natural guardian of your child until he o...