Estate Planning Legal Blogs

Law blawgs regarding estate planning and protecting your investments.

Transfer on Death Deed Under the Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

by Friscowill August 19, 2015 Estate Planning

The Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act, found under Chapter 114 of the Texas Estate Code, provides that after September 1st, 2015 the State of Texas will recognize a deed which transfers property upon the death of an individual. This opens new possibilities to Estate Planning which allows an individual to create a deed […]

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Estate Planning Basics for Aging and Infirm Parents

by oberdorferlaw November 22, 2013 Blawg

One of the quickest ways to learn about the importance of having a solid and comprehensive estate plan is having to facilitate the process for elderly parents who encounter unexpected hardships. For adults with parents in their seventies or eighties, emerging health care issues may be the catalyst for decisions about factors not considered by […]

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Inheritance Tax in Spain

by David Lorenzo August 9, 2013 Blawg

THE INHERITANCE TAX IN SPAIN  The inheritance tax levied on capital gains obtained through inheritance by individuals. Let’s analyze the general scheme. In some Autonomous Regions  there is much more favorable tax regime (inherit is much cheaper) than in the rest of Spain. The criterion for the application of this scheme is the residence of […]

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Beating out Your Neighbors When Selling Your Home

by edralyn August 8, 2013 Estate Agency

Beating out Your Neighbors When Selling Your Home Pick a neighborhood and count the For Sale signs. In today’s economy it is a seller’s market. These home sale clusters are becoming more and more common. Neighbors are battling for buyers and cashing in on their property. So how can you beat out your neighbor and […]

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Bankruptcy by inheriting a property?

by David Lorenzo August 1, 2013 Estate Planning

(Spanish Law) Could it be possible to get Bankruptcy by inheriting a property? Yes. Weeks ago some news shocked everyone in the newspapers of Spain, an old woman from Jaén, after losing her daughter by her partner, was obliged to pay the debts of both, having accepted the inheritance of his daughter and ignoring or may […]

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Dealing with Probate – What you need to know

by EdwardHandsandLewis July 11, 2013 Blawg

By Emma Fuller We understand that some people are nervous of approaching Solicitors if they need help with Probate as there are concerns of the costs.  However, not everyone charges in the same way. We have several pricing options, which helps families to get the help they need, but gives them the flexibility to choose […]

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What is contentious probate and what does it mean to me?

by EdwardHandsandLewis June 4, 2013 Blawg

Contentious Probate claims are one of the biggest areas of litigation and put simply, are claims challenging the validity of a will when the testator passes away and in some cases, the distribution of the assets in the testator’s estate. The effect of a contested probate claim on beneficiaries and executors cannot be underestimated and […]

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Probate & online records

by EdwardHandsandLewis May 16, 2013 Blawg

By Emma Fuller Many people now store their documents on their computers and no longer have paper bank statements.  This trend has developed over several years now and means that our approach to dealing with probate has to evolve to keep up with these changes. In days gone by, many people would store all of […]

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Well I declare! Why use a Declaration of Trust.

by EdwardHandsandLewis May 9, 2013 Banking and Finance Law

A Declaration of Trust is an arrangement setting out who shall have the ownership of an asset and be able to benefit from it.  This is important if your assets include land or business interests. A declaration of trust is a binding statement by the legal owner of an asset declaring that he holds the […]

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10 Reasons to make a Will

by EdwardHandsandLewis May 7, 2013 Estate Planning

  We know that many people put off making Will as it feels morbid to them, but making a Will is not about planning for death.  It is about securing peace of mind for many years to come knowing that your affairs are in order.  Some clients renew their Wills annually to ensure that they […]

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Wills And The Probate Process

by LutgensLaw May 2, 2013 Estate Planning

A will is a legal document used to specify how to settle the affairs of a deceased person. Each state in the United States has its own specific laws and requirements for wills. The making of a will must meet certain requirements to be legally binding: • Maker must be of sound mind. • Maker […]

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Advice From Norwich Solicitors: An Introduction to Will Creation

by GordonDean April 9, 2013 Estate Planning

Having your will made up, while not the most cheerful of tasks, is an essential part of life. If you’re embarking on making a will, you’ve come to the right place for some sound advice. At my Norwich solicitors firm we try and help our clients save money, and protect your loved ones should the worst occur. […]

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Questions That Need to Be Asked Before You or a Loved One Moves into an Assisted Living Facility

by edralyn April 5, 2013 Estate Planning

When it comes to deciding if you or a loved one would be better off in an assisted living facility, there are various points of view and important questions that need to be asked. The family member may decide themselves, but if they don’t the family may need to intervene. Here are some questions to […]

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How to navigate real estate ownership research

by Lilly December 15, 2012 Estate Agency

When people are looking into residential home ownership, there are many things to be excited about such as decorating the house and moving in.  Commercial real estate investors have this feeling when preparing for new tenants. However, if you are part of either group, you should consider doing research into who owned the home before. […]

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States Repealing Estate Taxes in 2013

by sequoialegal December 14, 2012 Estate Agency

In the past few years, states have been starting to realize how much of a financial hardship an estate tax can be on a family. In an effort to keep people from moving out of state to avoid paying these taxes, have started to repeal estate taxes. An estate tax is a tax applied to […]

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Residential Accommodation Fees Explained

by GDeanNorwich September 10, 2012 Estate Planning

There is a large amount of confusion and controversy at the moment around the subject of fees for care homes. As fees for residential care continue to rise, more and more people are concerned that they may have to pay these from their capital, leaving little left for children and others to inherit. There are […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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