Tresi Weeks, founder of Weeks Law Firm recognized for her service as president of Collin County Bar Association for the term 2020-2021. A Message from Tresi Weeks, Founder of Weeks…

If you are worried that disappointed heirs could contest your will or trust after you die, one option is to include a “no-contest clause” in your estate planning documents. A…

Inheriting a vacation home with your siblings can be a great thing or it can cause huge problems within the family. Planning ahead can help prevent sibling disagreements. When siblings…

Parents and other family members who want to pass on assets during their lifetimes may be tempted to gift the assets.  Although setting up an irrevocable trust lacks the simplicity…

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders (D) has introduced legislation that would require more estates to pay estate tax and that raises the amounts they would pay. Another proposed law would eliminate…

President Biden has signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law.  Estate planning lawyers are advising opening an ABLE account as among its benefits are $1,400 checks that are…

As life circumstances change (births, marriages, divorces, and deaths), it may become necessary to make changes to your will and consult an estate planning lawyer.  Changing your will may become…

When the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, it imposes a five-month waiting period between the onset of the applicant’s disability and when they can begin…

If you want to make a gift to family members but have exceeded the annual gifting limit, there is another way. Payments for a family member’s education or health care…

People with developmental disabilities are more than three times more likely than their peers to die from COVID-19. Despite this, most states have prioritized health care workers and people in nursing homes…

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