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June 2013 Archives

Texas estate plans are for everyone

Texas residents do not have to be wealthy to need an estate plan. Estate planning guarantees that assets are distributed in the way the owner intends. An estate plan benefits those who survive the asset owner by making it clear exactly how money and property will be divided and by helping recipients avoid excessive taxes.

Medicaid planning helps seniors struggling with health issues

Senior citizens in Texas may be facing difficult times if the programs that help support them end. Many seniors, who were forced to retire early due to chronic medical issues, rely on certain government programs such as the Foster Grandparent Program in order to earn sufficient income to keep their homes and put food on their tables. However, those with Medicaid eligibility may feel less financial stress than those relying on other programs.

Estate planning mistakes of the rich and famous

Most Texas residents will never have to worry about a will worth billions of dollars or leaving behind the rights to product royalties to heirs, but celebrity mishaps still show common problems to avoid in the distribution of assets. Large fortunes may be more complicated when it comes to estate planning, but the task is no less essential or fraught with pitfalls for those with more modest assets.

Including college monies in estate planning

Many parents in Texas and across the nation understand that they need to begin saving early for their child's college education. However, they might forget to set up a contingency plan to handle the funds in the event that they die. Part of estate planning includes preparing for the unexpected. If a parent has a federal education savings plan, such as a 529, they should name someone to replace them if they die unless they want to run the risk of having someone randomly put in charge of their child's future.

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