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Why Should I Created a Trust in Texas

Planning for your future by creating an estate plan is strongly recommended. Such planning can provide peace of mind for both you and your loved ones and ensure that those you care about are provided for.


Why Should I Created a Trust in Texas
Does a Revocable Trust Avoid Probate?

If you are curious about trusts and trusts that avoid probate, our Lake Jackson estate planning lawyers at the Cordoba Law Firm, PLLC can help. Call us today to learn more.


Does a Revocable Trust Avoid Probate?
What Documents Do I Need in My Estate Planning?

Creating a plan for your estate and your assets if you die is one of the most responsible things you can do while living...


What Documents Do I Need in Estate Planning?
Do I Need a Testamentary Trust?

Creating a trust as part of your estate plan can be a smart strategy for leaving assets to minor beneficiaries or controlling assets to adult beneficiaries after your death...


Do I Need a Testamentary Trust?
How Does Texas Handle Estate Planning for Blended Families?

Blended families are a blessing for everyone in them, but they can make legal issues such as estate planning more complex...


How Does Texas Handle Estate Planning for Blended Families?
How to Handle Assets in Transfer on Death Accounts

Transfer on death accounts allow assets in any account, usually those used for investments or bank accounts, to be transferred to another person upon the death of the account holder...


How to Handle Assets in Transfer on Death Accounts
How Can You Prepare Your Digital Assets?

You will likely have many priorities when creating an estate plan, such as appointing guardians for your minor children and dividing your physical assets among your loved ones...


How Can You Prepare Your Digital Assets?
The Alternatives to Probate in TX

Losing a loved one is difficult enough. For family members left behind, the probate process can be a time-consuming process...


The Alternatives to Probate in TX
Recovering Assets from Passed Loved Ones

The time after a loved one dies is an incredibly difficult one. As you work through your grief and try to move past the loss, there are also many practical issues to take care of, as well...


Recovering Assets from Passed Loved Ones
Is it Possible to Protect an Inheritance from a Potential Ex-Spouse?

The time when an adult child gets married is often a joyous time for the entire family, but sometimes, the parents of that child have concerns...


Is it Possible to Protect an Inheritance from a Potential Ex-Spouse?
Who Gets a Copy of My Will After I Pass Away?

Many people think that after a person passes away, their entire family gathers around to listen to the estate planning attorney read the will out loud...


Who Gets a Copy of My Will After I Pass Away?
How Lawyers Can Help Solve Inheritance Disputes

Many people assume that when a person has written a will prior to their death, that will is legally binding. While this is true in most cases, there are times when disputes arise between family members and one or more parties may wish to contest the will...


How Lawyers Can Help Solve Inheritance Disputes
Do Widows have Guaranteed Rights Over an Estate in Texas?

It is a common misconception that when a person is married and their spouse dies, they automatically have the right to their spouse’s entire estate...


Do Widows have Guaranteed Rights Over an Estate in Texas?
Should I Share My Estate Plan with Family?

Once you have created a will and other important elements of your estate plan, you may start to wonder whether you should share the plan with your family...


Should I Share My Estate Plan with Family?
Reasons to Contest a Will

A will provides how your assets will be distributed in the event of your death. Flaws in the creation of your will and problems surrounding the circumstances in which it was signed are sometimes seen on wills downloaded from online and could open the door for it to be challenged...


Reasons to Contest a Will
Why Business Owners Need Estate Plans

When unexpected events happen, it can throw your life into chaos, jeopardizing your family, financial security, and the success you have worked hard for over the years...


Why Business Owners Need Estate Plans
Are Non-Competes Limited to the State of My Employer?

Non-compete agreements help to protect the investment companies make in their employees and prevent them from revealing confidential information to competitors...


Are Non-Competes Limited to the State of My Employer?
Who Gets a Copy of My Will and Why?

Creating a will is one of the most basic but important of estate planning tasks...


Who Gets a Copy of My Will and Why?
Should I Put My Rental Property in an LLC?

Being a rental property owner in Texas comes with major responsibilities and important legal obligations that must be met...


Should I Put My Rental Property in an LLC?
Does an LLC Really Protect You?

When you own a business, either individually or with others, there are certain types of risks that are inherent...


Does an LLC Really Protect You?
Picking the Right Trustee of Your Estate is an Important Decision

A trust is an important type of estate planning document and allows you to transfer funds to a third party for distribution upon death. In creating a trust, you will need to designate someone to act as trustee...


Picking the Right Trustee of Your Estate is an Important Decision
What is a Testamentary Trust?

A Will is one of the most important parts of estate planning but it does not provide much control over how and when assets are distributed. At the Cordoba Law Firm, PLLC, we can guide you in other options available...


What is a Testamentary Trust?
Can a Trust Protect Assets in a Divorce?

While many of the benefits of a trust center on end-of-life issues, a trust also helps to protect your assets at other times in life. This includes when going through...


Can a Trust Protect Assets in a Divorce?
Don’t Let Your Bank Contradict Your Will

Designating accounts as POD helps in getting much-needed cash into the hands of your loved ones fast. However, it is important to pay attention to the wording on POD forms, as it could contradict the terms...


Don’t Let Your Bank Contradict Your Will
Probate in TX Without a Will

Whenever someone dies, it is likely their estate must pass through the Brazoria County Probate Court. The following details what happens if you die without a will and how long the probate court process may last...


Probate in TX Without a Will
Do’s and Don’ts of Estate Planning

Estate Planning can be a trying time. Here are some guidelines to follow to avoid the pitfalls and how to create an effective estate planning...


Do’s and Don’ts of Estate Planning
What Causes an Inheritance Dispute?

Losing a family member is often an emotionally trying experience for loved ones, especially immediate family members such as a spouse or children...


What Causes an Inheritance Dispute?
Do You Need an Independent Executor to Handle Probate?

Choosing an independent executor is an important task in estate planning. Designated in your will, this person conveys your wishes to the probate court and helps to settle your estate...


Do You Need an Independent Executor to Handle Probate?
What Assets Can Avoid Probate

When a loved one passes, it is often devastating for surviving family members. Unfortunately, in the midst of their grief, there are still practical matters that must be attended to...


What Assets Can Avoid Probate
What are Incapacity Plans?

What would happen if you become incapacitated and unable to manage your own affairs or communicate your wishes? Having an incapacity plan helps ensure you and those you love are protected...


What are Incapacity Plans?
The Importance of Having a Will

An essential part of estate planning, creating a will protects your loved ones, saves them time and money, and allows you to convey your wishes in the event of your death...


The Importance of Having a Will in TX
Estate Planning Checklist: 10 Steps to Take Now

Estate planning is designed to help protect you and your loved ones against unexpected events. It can save everyone both time and money, ensure you have what you need over the course of your life, and dictate how your beneficiaries are provided for in the event of your passing...


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