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November 2017 Archives

The importance of naming the right person as guardian of your child

For many parents, having children is the initial motivation for creating a will and later a comprehensive estate plan. After all, once you've opened your heart and your family to a new child, you want to know that he or she will always receive the care and protection needed to thrive. That includes the possible situation in which you are not able to care directly for your child anymore. Putting off making a will could leave your children in a precarious position.

Safe driving in work zones can help you avoid an accident

It seems like the construction on I-35 will never end. Just as workers complete one section, concrete barriers and orange barrels appear at another. Sometimes, road construction can cause lanes to be very narrow, which makes traveling them very dangerous, especially with traffic that is traveling above the speed limit.

Your co-parenting relationship may take a lot of work

Living life as a co-parent isn't an easy feat. You have to be willing to work with your ex, which can prove to be a challenge. If you are in this position, you need to find ways to keep the co-parenting relationship as positive as possible.

A wrongful death suit may be the right response after a crash

Motor vehicle accidents are so common that almost everyone knows someone who has sustained serious injuries or died in a collision. Although most accidents are minor and result only in damage to cars and soft tissue, every day people in Texas end up permanently injured or even dead after a traffic crash. For those left behind after a fatal car crash, it can be hard to figure out what to do next.

Multi-vehicle collisions can lead to serious injuries and losses

When people imagine motor vehicle collisions, they typically think of a crash involving two vehicles. Most accidents involve one vehicle hitting another. However, sometimes, crashes involve many vehicles, even dozens. One car after the next could end up sliding into a major, multi-vehicle collision.

Things you need to understand about administering a Texas estate

Being named as executor of an estate or trustee for an estate-related trust is a great honor. It also requires a lot of extra effort and work. The person who named you as executor obviously trusted your ability to do the right thing. He or she believes you will handle the estate properly and ethically. You, in turn, will do your best to handle the estate as your deceased loved one would have wanted.

3 ways to use an incentive trust

You have a lot of options when using a trust as part of your estate plan. It gives you flexibility and the power to have a say in your estate after you pass away. Just leaving $500,000 to your kids means they can do whatever they please with it, but putting it in the trust means they acknowledge and respect your desires.