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22 07, 2020

5 Simple Steps to Help Kickstart Your Estate Plan

By |2020-07-22T11:23:28-05:00July 22nd, 2020|Attorney, Blog, Estate Planning|

"I haven’t had time to get around to it" "I don’t have enough assets to leave anyone" "Estate Planning is too expensive" "I don’t know how to get a will or living trust" Have you ever caught yourself saying any of these things when trying to reason with the fact that you still haven't [...]

22 07, 2020

Dying Without a Will in Texas

By |2020-07-22T11:22:34-05:00July 22nd, 2020|Attorney, Blog, Estate Planning|

"Who Will Inherit My Assets if I Die Without a Will?" This is a question I often get from clients. In the state of Texas, if you are survived by your family and do not have an estate plan, the state divides your assets based off of something called Intestate Distribution. Intestate Distribution is [...]

23 02, 2020

Estate Planning Basics

By |2020-06-17T10:31:14-05:00February 23rd, 2020|Blog, Estate Planning|

What is an Estate Plan? An Estate Plan is a reflection of how you live, raise your children, and conduct your emotional relationships. Why do I need an Estate Plan? Having an Estate Plan cuts down on the burden to your family. There will be minimal fighting about your property because you will have already [...]

22 10, 2018

Pride and Prejudice and Prenuptial Agreements

By |2018-10-22T13:07:08-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog, Family Law|

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice It has become common place in society for engaged couples to shy away from entering into a prenuptial agreement because it is associated with the [...]

25 09, 2018

A Study in Intestacy – Aretha Franklin

By |2018-09-25T16:42:53-05:00September 25th, 2018|Blog|

On August 16, 2018, America lost one of its greatest soul artists, Aretha Franklin. It was in the following days that the news reported that while Ms. Franklin passed away with a net worth a over 80 million, she did not leave a Last Will and Testament detailing how she wished for those assets to [...]

24 05, 2018

Have you met my friend TODD?

By |2018-05-25T13:28:07-05:00May 24th, 2018|Blog|

Who is TODD? TODD stands for Transfer on Death Deed and is a tool used by homeowners to transfer their interest in real property to a designated beneficiary without the necessity of probate. Will TODD take over my real property interest? The filing of TODD does not create any restrictions on ownership.  The interest holder [...]

24 01, 2018

A BRIEF LESSON OF THE PROPER WAY TO ARGUE

By |2018-01-24T15:21:05-06:00January 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A BRIEF LESSON OF THE PROPER WAY TO ARGUE By Jasmin L. Dodson   In law school I learned, among other things, the proper way to host and maintain a proper argument.  This article is based solely on my opinion and experience as an advocate and mediator.  The first consideration is the goal of the [...]

22 12, 2017

Texas Legislative Updates to Durable Powers of Attorney

By |2017-12-22T15:36:07-06:00December 22nd, 2017|Blog, Estate Planning|

There is not a designated time to initiate planning for the disposition of your assets when you are no longer available to utilize or enjoy the fruits of your labor. However, it is important to set time aside to take the first steps to put your affairs in order.  Too often I have spoken with [...]

16 11, 2017

Estate Planning with a Reverse Mortgage

By |2017-11-16T10:42:41-06:00November 16th, 2017|Blog, Estate Planning|

Estate Planning with a Reverse Mortgage A reverse mortgage is an agreement where a homeowner converts the equity in their home into regular cash payments. In order to qualify, the homeowner must be sixty-two years of age or older, occupy the home as a primary residence, and the home must contain plenty of equity. After [...]

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