How is estate planning like building a snowman? Well, as this blog reveals, there are some strong similarities. In both cases, you have to establish a strong base before methodically adding more layers. The careful addition of layers is the key to the stability of the finished structure. What you need to know about Estate…

According to the Pew Research Center, in 2017, there were 44.4 million foreign-born people living in the United States, 55% of whom were non-citizens. As a result, there are many occasions when a non-citizen may be the beneficiary of the estate of a U.S. citizen, for example, if the non-citizen immigrant married a U.S. citizen….

The internet offers all the information and tools we need at our fingertips to create our own estate plan, right? For most people, this is simply not true. Several years ago, Consumer Reports®, an independent nonprofit consumer watchdog group, created wills using the forms provided by DIY websites and asked three law professors to review…

Estate planning can be a very difficult process. While it’s not brain surgery, making the decision to move forward with the planning requires us to face the fact that we will not live forever. This thought can stop many people right in their tracks. Others talk themselves out of seeing a qualified attorney to put…

Ideally, when a second marriage joins two families together, it should be a joyous occasion that creates one bigger family unit. Unfortunately, it too often also creates inheritance fights between stepparents and children. A good estate plan is necessary to help avoid these types of family squabbles. Complications can arise when two people who both…

A Living Will or Last Will and Testament provides for the distribution of your property after you die but does not cover the immediate funeral planning arrangements. While no one enjoys thinking about their own funeral, making those arrangements in advance yourself may be one of the most thoughtful acts you can do for your…

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…

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,  estate planning lawyers know that 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…

There is much excitement among lawyers in Plano as Tresi Weeks is named to Super Lawyers.  Weeks Law Firm is excited that this development can only mean improved and diversified services to its clients. An Added Dimension To Lawyers In Plano Attorney Tresi Moore Weeks adds a new dimension to client support. She brings a…

When it comes to wills and estate planning, it is important to consider what will happen to your estate if your primary beneficiary does not survive you? If your will does not name an alternate beneficiary, your estate will be divided according to state law. The way the state divides your estate may not agree…

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