22 12, 2017

Texas Legislative Updates to Durable Powers of Attorney

2017-12-22T15:36:07+00:00December 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

2017-11-16T10:42:41+00:00November 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 [...]

12 10, 2016

Will-full Freedoms of Proper Planning

2016-10-12T17:38:28+00:00October 12th, 2016|Blog, Estate Planning|

From afar, the will planning process may seem boring and uncomfortable to discuss. Taking the time to create a will can have a tremendous impact on the welfare of your family. Being ill-prepared when it comes to your will can leave your assets in the hands of the wrong people.  Estate planning tools can help [...]

2 02, 2015

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust

2016-05-25T20:32:47+00:00February 2nd, 2015|Blog, Estate Planning|

The Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (“ILIT”) is a type of trust that owns the life insurance policy of the grantor. While life insurance is income tax free, it is still subject to an estate tax, which is why an ILIT is so valuable. It is designed to help avoid estate taxation on life insurance returns. [...]

31 01, 2015

Living Trusts

2016-05-25T20:48:33+00:00January 31st, 2015|Blog, Estate Planning|

A living trust (“Trust”) is a type of private asset management tool that is created and becomes effective during the grantor’s lifetime. In this type of Trust, the ownership of your property and assets is transferred to the Trust, though you maintain control over the transferred property and assets. In this Trust, the Grantor(s) name [...]

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