3 Important Tips for Elders to Avoid Falling for a Living Trust Scam

If you’re in the process of creating an estate plan, have you considered including a living trust? A living trust is a document that helps manage your possessions. It also allows you to assign a trustee to make decisions over how your property should be distributed or sold on your behalf. This is useful if... read more

Create a Basic Will at Home with the help of an Estate Planning Lawyer

If you've stayed updated with the news, you may have considered drafting a will. Fortunately, you can prepare a will from the comfort of your home. However, we suggest you speak with an estate planning lawyer at Fryer and Hansen to perfect your will. When a will is under review during the probate process, small... read more

Attention Business Owners: Create an Estate Plan with 2 Very Important Stipulations

Power of Attorney A power of attorney (POA) clause allows a person to make decisions on your behalf. This option is greatly beneficial for businesses owned by a single person. You can give partial or full authority through a POA when it comes to making decisions on how your business is run. This can be... read more

3 Misconceptions People Under the Age of 30 Have About Estate Planning

Estate planning is a topic that most people nearing retirement prepare for. However, what many may not know is that young adults can prepare them as well. That’s right, the legal age to write a will in Texas is only 18 years! There are many misconceptions that many young adults have about estate planning. Learn... read more

3 Issues That Can Come Up if You Neglect an Estate Plan

A common misconception about estate planning says that a surviving spouse will receive all of the property and possessions from the deceased. Not only is this not true, but according to the Texas State Legislature, only a probate court can determine how property is distributed if no will exists. This means that, after you pass, and without... read more

3 Estate Planning Tips That New Families Should Consider When Drafting a Will

If you and your spouse have recently started a family, then we think it's fair to say that the last thing on your mind is the often-grim topic of estate planning. After all, deciding how one's belongings will be distributed after their passing is something that not many would like to do. However, it's important... read more

Community and Separate Property: Knowing the Basics of the Two if You Refuse to Draft a Will

Many may consider estate planning, which will-drafting falls under, to be a waste of time and effort. After all, if a person has few possessions, what’s the point of listing who among their family and friends will inherit them? This is the wrong mindset to have. Everyone should draft a will, no matter how little... read more

Financial Matters That Everyone Should Consider When Drafting a Will – Part 2

In our previous blog, we went over how part of the will-drafting process included choosing beneficiaries (such as family and friends) as inheritors of one’s personal belongings and the necessity of listing property where debts are still owed. We also discussed determining who would pay the debts on said property (credit cards, car loans, and/or... read more

Financial Matters That Everyone Should Consider When Drafting a Will – Part 1

When drafting a will, you’ll likely be creating lists and considering which possessions or property you’ll want to leave to each of your loved ones. However, have you made a plan for what they should expect if you unknowingly owe money on any of your property? Without a plan, you could be assigning debt or... read more

3 Important Steps to Take to Ensure That Your Will is Secure and Ready to be Validated

One of the most important parts of drafting any will involves identifying which family members or friends receive certain items. This can include leaving a home to a spouse or funds to children, for example. A common misconception in estate planning, however, involves the belief that one’s efforts are complete once a will has been... read more