During the COVID-19 epidemic, most law firms are protecting their clients and staff by not conducting signings of wills and other legal documents in their office in the usual manner.  Some clients are wanting to execute their documents right away.  How can these documents be signed when the law office is closed? Digital Signatures Many…

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Weeks Law Firm is still open to serve you. We are working remotely but in full operational capacity.  We are conducting initial consultations via phone or Zoom videoconferencing. Our fabulous legal assistant, Mikey Barshop, is answering our phones, scheduling appointments and forwarding to us anything that needs our attention.  Both attorneys,…

A medical power of attorney is a crucial part of your estate plan that enables you to name a trusted person to make healthcare decisions for you if needed. But what does your power of attorney agent need to know to handle your healthcare decisions when you can’t. Role of Medical Power of Attorney in…

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…

It isn’t unusual for people to leave handwritten, informal wills – often without any witnesses. These kinds of wills are often contested but still technically legally binding, provided their authenticity can be proven – which is the difficult part. How effective are these wills really? Handwritten Will After the 2018 passing of the legendary singer…

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…

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…

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

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