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

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…

Sometimes homes and portfolios lose value or income and investments increase significantly. If this is the case for you, do you need to change your will? If your finances have changed markedly since you wrote your will, it is estate planning good practice to check your estate plan to see if you need to make…

You’ve packed sunblock and a beach novel. You’ve planned your itinerary and bought plane tickets. What about your estate planning? Have you ensured that you have an estate plan in place or that it is up to date? Don’t leave home without making sure your financial health and the future of your loved ones is…

Recently as I was writing a paper about the forms of probate administration to present at a continuing legal education seminar, I asked myself “what is the form of probate that I get the most questions about?”. The answer was clear to me: I get the most questions about Muniment of Title. When this form…

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