Estate Planning

Advance Directives 101

An advance directive is any type of legal document that outlines your wishes regarding your medical care or treatment before such treatment becomes necessary. The advance directive becomes effective should you become unable to make important medical decisions for yourself. Importance of Advance Directives There are many medical treatments that require patient approval before they [...]

2017-06-15T15:24:56+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Estate Planning, Family Law|

Probating a Will in Texas

At the passing of a loved one, friends and family experience a wide range of emotions. Concern and confusion over how to handle the administration of the decedent’s estate may be among them. Is there a will? Is it a legal will? What happens to the assets? How do the bills get paid? Here, we’ll [...]

2017-05-30T20:53:45+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate, Will Contest|

The issue of testamentary capacity in a Texas will contest

To make a valid will, the testator must be of sufficient age and sound mind. When someone executes a will, he or she must have "testamentary capacity," meaning the mental capacity to understand the nature of the act. Without testamentary capacity to make a will, the will could be found invalid in a later will [...]

2017-05-22T11:44:58+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate, Will Contest|