Prince’s Estate Quandary: Not a Walk in Paisley Park

While the country still mourns the loss of music icon and pop superstar Prince, news reports continue to surface that there's still no trace of his Will. While the search continues, the court has appointed Bremer Trust as special administrator during the proceeding. Tyka Nelson, his sister, came forward with the original petition for the appointment of a special administrator for the estate and also listed five Read More

Beware the April Fools’ Jokes

If you watched the news, checked your Facebook, or listened to the radio this morning you’ve probably been inundated with pranks, gags, and a slew of fake products in honor of April Fools’ Day. Today is the one day it’s acceptable to put a whoopee cushion under your coworker’s chair or fill the salt shaker with sugar. Over the years, some companies have gone to great lengths to create the perfect April Fools’ prank. Read More

Does Your Will Address Property Ownership?

Thanks to the incredible weather, spring has come early this year and "For Sale" signs have begun lining neighborhood lawns. Purchasing a new home is an exciting and hectic time for couples which can often times lead to the failure of proper estate planning.  If tragedy were to strike, and you or your spouse passed away, what would happen to your home? Most people assume that the living spouse automatically takes Read More

A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping

It’s that time of year when everyone makes a list of resolutions and goals to better themselves. Many resolutions are focused on fitness, finances, or changing unhealthy habits, but by the time February rolls around almost everyone is back to their old ways. Wouldn’t you like to make a resolution that is worth sticking to this year? Your loved ones are at the heart of every decision you make so take the time this Read More

Happy Holidays- 2015

As we wrap up Thanksgiving and move into Christmas, I am reminded of what makes the holidays special.  For me, it is always family and friends. My family, like many of yours, has experienced both the joy of new family members and the loss of others. As I work to complete my holiday shopping and finalize my business plan for next year, I wanted to share some of this year's highlights with you. My husband and I have a Read More

Planning Tips for the Organizational Genius…And the Rest of Us

One of the most important things you can do to assist those you leave behind is to make sure all of your affairs are in order - and I'm not even talking about your legal documents.  While having all of your estate planning documents in order is an important component to providing an easy transition for your loved ones, there are five other matters that should be addressed to provide your loved ones with a peaceful, Read More

Estate Planning Tips for People Under 40

It is a common misconception that estate planning should happen after you have retired and have accumulated significant net worth. However, it is much better to be prepared before you are 'over the hill.' A proper estate plan provides your family with protection if the unexpected should happen. Below are a few tips to help make sure you are prepared. Tip #1: Focus on the Basics Your estate plan doesn't need to be Read More

“Best Attorney in Las Colinas & Coppell 2015” by Living Magazine

Debbie Cunningham was recently selected as "Best Attorney in Las Colinas & Coppell" for 2015 by Living Magazine. Each year, the magazine asks its readers to vote in over 100 categories for the companies they consider the best.   Plan for Life's 'What-Ifs' In this day and age, we have access to more news, videos, pictures, and tweets than we have hours in the day. Anytime Mother Nature strikes or there Read More

Five Common Estate Planning Questions

Most people know that in order to protect your loved ones in the future, you have to start planning now. Saving money for your child's education, purchasing life insurance, and investing in the stock market are some of the first things that come to mind, but what about creating an estate plan? One of the reasons people postpone this is because they don't fully understand the estate planning process. Below are five Read More

Estate Planning for Newlyweds

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes… an estate plan?   Once the ink on the marriage license is dry, newlyweds should apply the same degree of planning as they did on their special day to the protection of their future. Many young couples put off creating or updating their estate plan because they feel it is unnecessary and costly, but it’s important to include your spouse in several legal documents so Read More