Know 3 of the Most Common (But Often Hidden) Estate Planning Mistakes

Whether you’re starting a family at 30 and dipping your toes into estate planning or are close to retiring and updating your will, the process can be hard. After all, you’re dealing with terms like “fiduciaries,” “trusts,” and “power of attorney,” so it’s easy to lose track. At Fryer and Hansen, our McAllen lawyers want... read more

3 Steps to Follow Before Meeting with Our Commercial Litigation Lawyers in McAllen

In a previous blog, we went over the different types of disputes seen in typical commercial litigation cases. This included cases where individuals and businesses filed lawsuits against other businesses. Oftentimes, this results from contract disputes, fraud, and even class-action lawsuits. Depending on what your dispute is, you’ll need the help of our commercial litigation... read more

In Case of Emergency: The Importance of Adding an Advance Directive to Your Estate Plan

Even though businesses in Texas are open again, other establishments, such as hospitals and clinics, are still taking precautions to keep patients safe. This means taking in patients without their family members accompanying them to ensure social distancing, enforcing the use of face masks, and upholding strong sanitation practices.  However, the unexpected could happen where... read more

Protect Your Real Estate Interests with a Transfer on Death Deed (TODD)

Due to events happening in the world right now, estate planning remains more crucial than ever before. It provides peace of mind and can cover many aspects of your life. It can even go so far as to protect your loved ones after you pass. We’ve previously mentioned the importance of adding a will and... read more

What You Should Know About the Basics of Commercial Litigation

Have you ever read about or seen news stories about lawsuits filed against a business? These lawsuits can be filed for a number of reasons by a number of different parties. These types of cases fall under commercial litigation. Read on to learn the basics of this legal field and how our lawyers in McAllen... read more

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