What Is an Enhanced Life Estate Deed or a Lady Bird Deed? Attorney Philip Hundl answers a question about a Lady Bird Deed or an Enhanced Life Estate Deed. Mr. Hundl has many years of experience in helping clients with estate planning and probate. Please call us at 800-929-1725 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl or one […]
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Call us at 800-929-1725 to talk with our estate planning attorneys. Wadler, Perches, Hundl & Kerlick offers you experienced, hard-working estate planning attorneys with sophisticated legal expertise and small-town Texas values to assist you. Whether you're interested in complex trust arrangements and generation-skipping transfers or just a simple will, our attorneys can help.
There are four basic documents that should be part of every estate plan -- a will, the financial and medical powers of attorney, a HIPAA release form, and a directive to physicians and family. If you've done no estate planning, you might start with those. However, if you have a substantial estate, if you own a business, or if you own real estate or mineral interests, your estate plan might need to be more complex.
Should Your Current Estate Plan be Checked?
If you moved to Texas from another state or if your family situation has changed because of divorce or marriage, you should review your estate planning documents with an experienced estate planning attorney to ensure that your estate plan will continue to reflect your wishes. Wills and other estate planning documents vary from state to state. A marriage or divorce can also impact your retirement and investment accounts and your estate plan.
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We have three offices to serve you in Southeast Texas. Our main office is in Wharton, TX, facing the Wharton County Courthouse. Our El Campo office is downtown on West Jackson Street, and our Richmond office is on South Third Street near the Fort Bend Courthouse.
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What Is an ILIT or Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust? Law and especially estate planning law are full of abbreviations. ILIT is one of those abbreviations that might be important to helping you achieve your estate planning objectives. In this article, Attorney Philip Hundl talks about an ILIT in answering this common client question. If you want […]
Why a Disabled Person Might Benefit from a Special Needs Trust The following question comes up from time to time, especially in families caring for a disabled individual. Families might also anticipate that a family member will become disabled and apply for government benefits like Social Security Disability Income. Is there something that can be done […]
Can You Save Money with a Handwritten Will? Does a handwritten will sound like a good option for you? It’s difficult to plan for the disposition of your property after your death. Most people don’t want to think about this topic. Fewer still are motivated to make an appointment with an attorney for a will. […]
What Exactly Is a MERP claim in Texas and Who or What Is Affected? Did a member of your family receive Medicaid long-term services for something like nursing facility care before passing away? Are you the representative of an estate for a decedent who received Medicaid services before death? If so, you may be affected […]
Do Stepchildren and Step-Grandchildren Inherit Under Texas Law? The default inheritance rules in Texas can be confusing. If you want to make sure that your wishes are followed in the distribution of your property, you should talk with an experienced attorney about estate planning. You’ll also be easing the stress on your family during a time […]
Using a Children’s Trust and Other Options for Leaving Money to Children Do you have questions about leaving money to your children or grandchildren? Call 800-929-1725 for an appointment with an estate planning attorney in Wharton, El Campo or Richmond. In this article, Attorney Philip Hundl answers a question about how to leave money to […]
Estate Planning Answers to Common Questions Are you looking for answers to your estate planning questions? Confused about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, directives to physicians, etc.? Call 800-929-1725 for an appointment with one of our experienced estate planning attorneys in Wharton, El Campo or Richmond. In this article, Attorney Philip Hundl has estate planning answers for two of the […]