When Life Support is Futile

Texas 10-Day Rule Few things are worse than having a spouse, child or other loved one kept alive by a ventilator or other life support equipment. A worse thing would be if you want to keep your loved one on life support, but the hospital refuses. Som… Read More
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5 Things Not to Include In Your Will

It is important that your will is clear and complete; however, there are certain items you should not include. In this blog we will discuss five things not to include in your will. Funeral plans When you pass away, your loved ones will be overwhelmed… Read More

Who Owns Your Bank Account?

Do you know who owns the money in your bank account when you die? The forms you filled out at your bank when you opened your account may very well determine who owns the funds in your bank account upon your death. Unfortunately, many of us don’t re… Read More
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Contest a Will

“I’m going to contest the will!” We have all probably heard someone utter that phrase one time or another. But, what does it really take to contest a will? How easy is it to do? How can it be prevented? In this blog, I will go over these common… Read More

Vacation Planning Should Include a Will

Going on vacation requires some prior planning. Getting hotel rooms, airline tickets, passports, and wills. Wills? What? Yes, wills. What About My Baby? Recently, a twenty-something-year-old new mother I know was heading to Thailand on a romantic tri… Read More

5 Estate Planning Steps for Newlyweds

1. Draft a Will: Single people may not believe they need a will because they do not have a spouse or children. This of course changes when you get married. A will can ensure your spouse receives the property you owned prior to marriage and your half… Read More

You Shouldn't Put a Ring (or Name) on It

Beyoncè may have sang, “If you liked it, then you should have put on a ring on it,” but the same concept does not work when it comes to inheriting property. In this blog I will discuss the good and the bad ways of naming beneficiaries in your wi… Read More

What Happens to My Social Media Accounts When I Die?

Have you ever wondered what happens to your social media accounts when you die? The Usual Accounts Many people have social media accounts and other electronic accounts such as Amazon, Facebook, email, and maybe even a membership to a dating site. Oth… Read More

What Happens to My Dog When I Die?

Texans Love Their Dogs The Texas Supreme Court got it right when they said, “Texans love their dogs.” Strickland v. Medien, 397 S.W. 3d 184 (Tex. 2013). Canine companions are treated and treasured not as mere personal property, but as beloved fri… Read More

Guess Who Doesn’t Have a Will?

According to a 2017 survey reported by only 42% of U.S. adults currently have a Last Will and Testament or living trust. For those with minor children, only 36% have an end of life plan. The statistics are rather staggering because we do e… Read More

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Hugh has been practicing law since 1995. He served 20 years in the Air Force JAG Corps as an attorney, where he provided estate planning for military members, retirees and their dependents. He understands the inconvenience and burden of traveling to an attorney’s office, yet he appreciates the importance of obtaining legal services when you need it.

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