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Reasons You May Want a Living Trust

Control The Living Trust allows you to choose who manages your assets during your lifetime, even if you become incapacitated, and even after your death. That is a lot of control! You may choose to name yourself as the trustee with the provision that a successor trustee […]

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How Much Time and Money Do You Have? How Much Stress Do You Want?

Generally speaking, the main sources of benefits for individuals with disabilities are Social Security Disability Benefits, Disabled Veterans Benefits, Medicare and Medicaid.  There are a number of specific programs that can be accessed once a person qualifies for one of these benefits. There is no shortage of […]

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We’re Expanding Our Disability Services

For people with disabilities and their loved ones, planning for the future is like playing a game without the rules, blindfolded, and with one hand tied behind your back. You are expected to know the rules (government regulations), while planning for a future you cannot see, with […]

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Full Nest

I am happy to inform you that I have a full nest again. Brad is attending UNT and working on a political science degree. He is then going to law school and wants to start working at Leigh Hilton PLLC as an attorney when he graduates. He […]

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New Medical Power of Attorney Form

Beginning January 1, 2018, there is a new Medical Power of Attorney form. If you click on this link, you can download the new form. If you are one of our clients, after you have signed the new form, please email me a copy of it or […]

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New Statutory Power of Attorney

There is a new Statutory Power of Attorney effective September 1, 2017. Here is a link to the new form: https://hhs.texas.gov/laws-regulations/forms/miscellaneous/sdpoa-statutory-durable-power-attorney. We are including the new Statutory Power of Attorney with every will or trust package we create for our clients after September 1, 2017. We are […]

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Planning for Success

Planning for Success

It is summertime, vacation time, and transition time for families and their children. For youngsters it may mean preparing to start school, to change grades, or even change schools. For teens it may be reaching milestones such as going to middle school, starting high school or college. […]

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Challenges and Choices for Widows

Challenges and Choices for Widows

There are few things more challenging than dealing with all the choices one must make after the death of a spouse. Often the early days are filled with grief and loss, but there are an overwhelming number of decisions that must be made. In an ideal situation, […]

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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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Wills, Trusts & Estates | Elder Law | Probate Law | Estate Planning