Contesting a Parent’s Will: A Few Reasons that this Process Occurs

One of the most difficult times a family can endure is when a loved one, in this case a parent, passes away. It’s especially difficult when the death causes riffs between family members. These riffs can be caused over a variety of reasons. If you’re part of a family that’s considering contesting a parent’s will, then it’s very important to... Read More

Deciding Whether a Trust or Will is Best for You

We all work for our money and do our best to make smart choices that will affect our loved ones positively after we pass, and it’s only natural to want some type of control over said assets (or at least what happens to them). It doesn’t matter if you’ve lived modestly your entire life, though. Having a strategy so that... Read More

The Importance of Having a Will That Protects Your Assets

Are you thinking about writing a will in the near future? There are many details of preparing and writing a will to take into consideration, and many times, people might become overwhelmed with the process. Let's talk about how to reduce the amount of stress that seems synonymous with preparing a will. Consult with our family law attorneys in McAllen... Read More

6 Things You Should Know About Wills Before Drafting One

You don’t have to be an expert in emotions to know that writing a will is not the most pleasant of experiences. Not only will you be preparing for what happens to your belongings after your death, you’ll also be talking about it. This is one reason many people avoid estate planning. Putting all of your last wishes on a... Read More

4 Important Benefits You Can Enjoy with a Trust

Whether most want to avoid the topic or not, there will come a time when we will all have to decide who to leave our assets to after we’ve passed on. It’s not easy deciding how to go about doing this or who gets what, but with our help, the process can be easy and very reassuring. In this blog... Read More

What to Know When Handling the Bank Account of a Deceased Loved One

The last thing someone wants to worry about during a difficult time is dealing with the assets of their deceased loved one. How to deal with them actually depends on how the bank accounts were owned. Our probate process will help determine who receives ownership of what, whether it’s a bank account or personal valuables. We can guide you through... Read More

An Introduction to Living Wills and Health Care Proxies

Having a last will and testament is crucial for the division of assets and property to its respective heirs after someone’s death. However, having a will that directs medical care during urgent moments is just as important. A living will is used to execute one’s desired medical care treatment, especially in the event that one cannot communicate how they wish... Read More

5 Steps on How to Begin Writing A Will

Some unfortunate incidents are unforeseen, like being involved in an accident, becoming incapacitated or falling chronically ill. However, some aspects of life, like death, are inevitable. In the event of an unexpected death, it would come in handy to have a will prepared. A will lists how your assets and property are to be distributed after death - and to... Read More

Common Estate Planning Mistakes

So, you’ve made the decision to begin estate planning. Making a plan is a smart and beneficial decision for your family. It ensures that your legacy, the physical part of it at least, remains with family and loved ones. That said, it’s easy to miss pitfalls during the process. Ignoring these problems can lead to messy legal battles and having... Read More

Estate Planning Tips for Singles

When was the last time you thought about estate planning? It can be a sensitive subject, especially as a single person. As the number of single people slowly outnumbers married couples in the U.S., it raises the interesting question of how a single person goes about planning for the future. Estate planning is essential regardless of marital status. Let us... Read More