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Money Talks

Many people have been taught that money matters must always be strictly private. Of course, there are certain exceptions. Parents may be expected to discuss a minor child’s finances, but not those of an adult child. In other families, parents may be expected to offer advise to […]

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Outsmarting Sibling Rivalry

We often think of protecting our assets from loss due to heavy taxes, liability suits and even divorce. One of the most likely threats, often overlooked, is sibling rivalry. Many parents expect sibling rivalry to fade away like other phases of childhood, to be replaced by family […]

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Who Gets Your Stuff When You Die? Book Launch

Leigh Hilton has hosted plenty of seminars regarding “Who Gets Your Stuff When You Die?”, which sold out nearly each time she scheduled it. Now this popular workshop is a book! She is also hosting a book launch next week on May 23rd at the Denton Country […]

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Estate Planning for Pets

We have all heard about people who leave fortunes to their pets. Often there are critical comments from those who think about how those millions could have been put to better use. Others regard their own pets as beloved members of their families, and they understand. Even […]

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The Legacy Interview

Many people think of Estate Planning mostly in terms of preserving and passing on their money and property to their families. The attorneys at Leigh Hilton, P.L.L.C. take pride in being very good at helping our clients do that. We know that you have worked hard to […]

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Tell Them Who You Are and Help Them Remember!

“Who are those people in my guest room closet?” The question was intriguing, and the answer required many hours of research. Boxes of family photos stored on the upper shelf of the guest room closet held the clues. Many of the pictures were of people my friend […]

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A Half Empty Nest

Our son Brad plans to attend the University of Arkansas this Fall. He will major in Business or Political Science. This means that, starting in the Fall, we will have a half empty nest. I count this as a mixed blessing. I am excited about what the […]

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Stuff to Avoid When Possible: Adult Guardianships by Gretchen Benolken, Of Counsel

Adult guardianships come in different sizes and shapes, and they are definitely not a one-size-fits-all item. Some things they all have in common are: 1) Someone (the Guardian) takes on some portion of another person’s decision-making. 2) Someone (The Ward) loses some decision-making authority. There are some […]

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Aging Parents

How to Ensure Your Parents Don’t Lose Their Home, Bank Accounts, and Assets to Long-Term Care Costs A friend relayed a story that is one I hear all too often when it comes for caring for aging parents. Her friend, I’ll call him Bob to protect his […]

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How to Choose Your Executor

Whether your estate is large or small, simple or complex, you want to choose wisely who will handle the affairs of your estate when the time comes to pass it on. Many people think of it as an honor to be chosen, and some think of it […]

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Leigh Hilton is an ACCREDITED ESTATE PLANNER® based in Denton and serving the DFW Metroplex. Areas of practice include:
Wills, Trusts & Estates | Elder Law | Probate Law | Estate Planning