Protect Your Children’s Future

Summer has come to an end and college freshmen have started the next chapter in their life. As this new journey begins, your child may be turning 18 which means they are considered a legal adult. This newly acquired ‘adult status’ comes with many new rights and responsibilities that are often overlooked. Even though the state of Texas considers your child an adult, most likely they still rely on you for the majority Read More

What Blended Families Should Know

Estate Planning for all families begins with the same foundational steps, but if you are a blended family then additional steps need to be taken to ensure all of your loved ones are protected and your wishes are followed. Every state has different requirements regarding who will have the right to make decisions if you should become incapacitated or pass away. It’s important to talk to an attorney to develop a plan Read More

When to Create or Revise Your Estate Plan

Many people think that once they create their initial Estate Plan that they no longer need to worry about their future. However, laws and life are constantly changing. You should review your Estate Plan every 3-5 years or after any major life changes to make sure it reflects your wishes. Below is a list of milestones that should prompt you to create or revise your Estate Plan.   "Debbie recognizes that the Read More

Learn How Debbie Can Help You Plan for the Future

The probate process can be complicated and can last months if you don’t have a Will in place before you pass away. If there is a Will with a designated executor and specific instructions, then probate can be relatively quick and straightforward. Consult with an attorney to determine the easiest, most cost effective way to resolve the estate within the requirements of Texas law.   “Debbie knows the court system Read More

5 Myths and Misconceptions About Estate Planning

1) I’m too young to start thinking about a Will Life is unpredictable and uncertain. Take some time to create a Will and other important estate planning documents in order to ease the burden on your family. 2) I don’t need a lawyer to create a Will While this is technically true, I don’t recommend it. There are many variables and unique situations that play into an individual’s estate plan, and a generic document Read More

Spend Your Tax Refund on Something that Truly Matters

April is tax refund season and for some of us, that means looking forward to some extra cash. It’s tempting to splurge on a vacation or a shopping spree, but this year, consider investing some of it in your “big picture plan” and use your refund to create or update your estate plan. Some people don’t think they have an estate, but if you own a home, have a savings account or even just sentimental family mementos to Read More

Not Married with Children? It’s time you created an estate plan.

Not every parent is married and planning your children’s future is especially important for unmarried parents. It’s important to create an estate plan to ensure your wishes are honored during your life and after your passing, whether you’re single, divorced or in a committed non-marriage relationship with a partner. For example, the law does not provide guardianship rights for individuals who are not related to a Read More

Our Firm is Growing

We are delighted to start the new year with an exciting addition to our team.  Kaitlin Philley-Plumberg joins the firm as an Estate Planning attorney. Kaitlin understands the importance and value of an estate plan and wants to help clients create this vital plan to meet the unique needs and circumstances of every family. She is a member of the Tarrant County and Arlington Young Lawyers Associations.  Kaitlin also Read More

Estate Planning: The Everlasting Gift of Security and Peace of Mind

Season’s Greetings friends, clients and colleagues! The end of the year is always a good time for reflection and review, and an ideal opportunity to consider your plans for the future.  Thorough estate planning can provide you and your loved ones with the everlasting gift of security and peace of mind for the days ahead.  A qualified Estate Planning attorney is essential to identifying the plan that best suits you Read More