Probate attorneys play a huge role in ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your instructions in your will. If you have left no will they will play an even more important part in a court-supervised legal process. Have you considered what will happen to your car when you pass away? In 2019, it…

A revocable living trust (RLT), which is a commonly used estate planning solution, allows for the alteration of the trust should need arise. It is distinguishable from the irrevocable living trust which cannot be easily altered. But what exactly are RLTs, who is affected by them, how can they be changed, and what do they…

When a decedent dies intestate, their estate vests immediately in their heirs at law subject to the decedent’s debts and any court-ordered child support payments that are delinquent on the date of death.[1] However, since third parties may be hesitant to take the word of the heirs due to the lack of documentation identifying the…

For some time, Collin County paid the costs of a guardianship case out of the county treasury when an Affidavit of Inability to Pay, showing that the proposed ward was indigent, was filed and accepted. Effective October 1, 2019, the County Clerk’s office will only accept an affidavit of inability to pay that shows the…

Trust protectors — long popular in offshore trusts set up by high rollers — are growing more common in trusts established here in the U.S. by less affluent folks. A trust protector is someone who is appointed to watch over a trust that will be in effect for a long time and ensure that it…

One important reason to have a will is to be able to name your executor (also called a personal representative). An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of your estate after you die. If you don’t choose an executor, the court will choose one for you. The first decision is whether to…

Beezer the cat can be a member of the family, but what happens to Beezer or [insert your pet’s name] after you are gone? How can you ensure your pet will be cared for? One option is to create a pet trust. While you can give directions in your will to leave your pet to…

The knowledge that we will eventually die is one of the things that seems to distinguish humans from other living beings. At the same time, no one likes to dwell on the prospect of his or her own death. But if you postpone planning for your demise until it is too late, you run the…

Congratulations to Weeks Law Firm Team on being honored as one of Local Profile’s Top Lawyers in Collin County. Attorneys Tresi Moore Weeks and Chris Downs of the Weeks Law Firm provide exceptional guidance to their clients in estate planning, probate, guardianship and special needs trusts. Weeks Law Firm – Honored by Local Profile

Weeks Law Firm is excited to announce that Tresi Weeks has been named to Super Lawyers. Congratulations Tresi!! Attorney Tresi Moore Weeks brings client-centered approach to estate planning for her clients with specialized planning for families with complex needs. Weeks Law Firm provides exceptional guidance to its clients in estate planning, probate, guardianship and special needs…

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