I’m the Executor, But How Do I Resolve Family Feuds?
Suddenly warring siblings, or even children from a previous marriage, can make life difficult for you as the executor. How do you resolve these spats and finish the job that the decedent entrusted to you? Probate is a hard enough process without heirs and beneficiaries arguing over who gets what and challenging you as the executor for trying to follow the instructions of the last will and testament in distributing assets.
Why Signing a HIPAA Release is an Important Part of Estate Planning
Creating a well-detailed estate plan involves more than drafting your will or naming beneficiaries. A crucial part of your estate planning is making adequate provisions for contingencies in the event of an unforced medical emergency. Through a HIPAA Authorization, you can authorize your doctor or healthcare provider to disclose information about your health condition to family members. An experienced Texas estate planning attorney can educate you about how HIPAA authorization relates to estate planning.
COVID-19 Highlights Critical Need for Advance Healthcare Directives—Part 2
In the first part of this series, we discussed the vital importance of having updated advance directives in place in light of COVID-19. Here, we'll look at several additional provisions you should consider adding to your directives to address potential contingencies related to the pandemic.
COVID-19 Highlights Critical Need for Advance Healthcare Directives—Part 1
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country, doctors across the nation are joining lawyers in urging Americans to create the proper estate planning documents, so medical providers can better coordinate their care should they become hospitalized with the virus.
How to Avoid the Need for a Prenuptial Agreement—Part 1
If you're counting down the days to your wedding, divorce is probably the last thing you and your fiancé want to be thinking about, and yet you might be rightfully concerned about what would happen to your assets in the event of a divorce—or your death.