For some of us, Thanksgiving might be one of the few (or only) times a year when we can get the whole family together – it can simply be a logistical challenge when everyone is spread out over different cities, states and even continents. So, hopefully you can hear me out on this one…I am…

The Plano Star Courier’s “fiveonthree” featured The Weeks Law Firm in last Sunday’s edition. Tresi always appreciates the opportunity to share her passion with the community!   Click here to read article!

We are officially in it; you need estate planning in Frisco while the holiday craze covers you with Turkey and will drag you to Times Square. It won’t be long before people start asking you, or you begin contemplating, this years “New Year’s Resolution”. You could go with some of the tried and true: get…

“Success is the sum of details.” -Harvey S. Firestone The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears…ring any bells?  Bestselling author, Tom Clancy, acquired a fortune worth over 100 million dollars during his life.  While he was mostly known for his successful books, the bulk of…

Many people have a deep fear when the subject of estate planning in Dallas is bought up as it usually involves making hard decisions. This month, I’ve been forced to look at all sorts of scary images at stores and hear creepy commercials in anticipation of my least favorite holiday. Maybe you like Halloween.  Maybe all…

1. Do I really need a will? Your will is a legal document that allows you to decide in advance how your property and belongings will be divided and who will get what. Every family is unique and you are the best person to decide how your assets should be distributed to your family and…

Family reunions can be a great time to reminisce about the past with your extended family, tell all the old stories again and remember some of the special times you shared as a family over the years. Reunions and other family get-togethers can also present the perfect opportunity to have some discussions about your estate…

As a dad, you work hard to provide and support your family. You attend your children’s sporting events, save money for their college education, help them with their homework, do everything you can so they will have a safe and healthy future. Everything you do for your kids is an investment in their future, but…

You can’t create wealth until you preserve it first. Each dollar lost unnecessarily isn’t just a single dollar lost, but a compounded dollar lost. A dollar not lost allows wealth to compound from a higher floor. Losses can occur from many places beyond investments: property, income, taxes and fees. It is well worth paying for…

Each Year Without Estate Planning Hinders Heir Second generation members of family businesses often face challenges similar to this person. Unequal distribution of assets are often essential to protect and appropriately reward the person who works in the family business. A situation like this is even worse, since it’s really a first generation family business…

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