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Why Are Online Wills a Huge Mistake?

You know you need a will, and you are committed to getting one put in place sooner rather than later. Whatever you do, though, do not take what appears to be the “easy way out” and get it done online.  As I talk about in my book, Who Gets Your Stuff When You Die,...

What is Expected of an Executor or Trustee?

Many clients we work with have a pretty good idea who they would name to be the executor or trustee of their estate. It is usually someone they are close to, such as their spouse, a family member, or even a close friend, and there is typically a great deal of trust...

What is the Process to Establish a Guardianship?

Requesting guardianship over a loved one is not something that our courts take lightly. After all, you are essentially taking someone’s rights away, and even in situations where it is absolutely necessary to bring in a trusted family member or friend to make decisions...

What is an Incentive Trust?

Imagine for a second that you are in the process of creating your estate planning strategy. You and your attorney are carefully considering everything, and you are close to finally breathing a big sigh of relief because, well, your PLAN is taking shape. This truly is...

How Often Should My Estate Plan Be Reviewed?

Once you create an estate plan, it is easy to just file it away in a drawer and assume you and your loved ones are covered for every possible future situation. The thing is, though, that is not always possible. Life throws you curveballs. Situations change — whether...

Employee Spotlight: Chyna Bottoms

Chyna Bottoms is a perfect example of the mindset that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. You see, Chyna applied for a position here at Leigh Hilton PLLC two years ago. At the time, she was an energetic and talented student at TWU who routinely passed by...
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