It is common to see family members reach an informal agreement as to how to handle the estate when a family member dies. These informal agreements often lead to disputes and end up in probate litigation. This is especially true when it comes to real estate. Family members may put off dealing with real estate.…Continue…Continue readingUsing an Affidavit of Heirship as Evidence of Ownership of Real Estate
With summer in full swing, many are making their way to the beach for some fun in the sun. As temperatures continue to rise, it’s hard to resist a weekend of swimming to beat the heat. Unfortunately, things can happen when you least expect them and these fun-filled outings can take a turn for the…Continue…Continue readingSan Antonio Father and Son Drown in Port Aransas Beach
The IRS has a limited period of time to conduct audits. It often fails to finish the audit within this period of time. There are even instances where the IRS does not even start the audit until after this time period has passed. This raises tough questions for taxpayers. Taxpayers expect some finality with their…Continue…Continue readingAdequate Dislcosure to Avoid Six Year IRS Statute
On Tuesday of this week, an anonymous San Antonio resident won $1 Million on a scratch off lottery ticket purchased at a local convenience store. To learn more about the prize and statistics of winning these kinds of prizes, visit this KENS5 article. If you won the lottery today, what would you do with the…Continue…Continue readingSan Antonio Resident Wins $1M Lottery Prize
Will contests often focus on questions about whether the person who executed the will had the mental capacity required to execute the will. These post-death legal disputes can be particularly contentious. They delve into the life circumstances and affairs of the deceased. Facts matter in these cases. This raises questions as to what facts matter?…Continue…Continue readingWhich Facts Have to be Established to Prove a Lack of Testamentary Capacity?
No matter how much you think you know what the future will hold, life can still surprise you. It is of utmost importance to be prepared with a will and an estate plan in the event of an unlikely death. Hiring a trustworthy attorney to help you prepare these matters is the best way to…Continue…Continue readingHouston Man Among Dead in Florida Apartment Collapse
We all have financial ups and downs in life. Some of these ups and downs are due to circumstances beyond our control. Be it good luck, bad luck or something else. Many of these circumstances are not foreseeable. There are also circumstances that are due to our own making. Be it poor financial decisions or…Continue…Continue readingPoor Financial Decisions an Unforeseen Circumstance?
As the world around us increasingly returns to “normal”, many people assume that we have put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. Unfortunately, that is not necessarily the case. With the new Delta variant, it is important to remember that this virus must be taken seriously. Although vaccine availability is higher than ever, Bexar county has…Continue…Continue readingConcerns Over COVID-19 Delta Variant Grow as Vaccination Rates Slow in Bexar County
One of the best ways to improve the quality and length of your life is to stay fit. Much in the way that we can plan a workout, it is also important to be prepared in other ways. One of the most important things to have prepared for your loved ones is an estate plan.…Continue…Continue readingFun Ways to Stay Fit in Houston this Summer
What if a loved one executes a will based on a faulty assumption? What if you can prove theerror? For example, what if a loved one fails to include a family member in their will becausethey mistakenly believe that family member is already provided for outside of the will? Can theomitted family member inherit under…Continue…Continue readingCan a Probate Court Change a Will that Includes a Mistake?