Category Archives: Estate Planning

When Should You Start to Consider Estate Planning? It’s never too early to start thinking about estate planning. However, some monumental life events can help people acknowledge the importance of planning for the future. The Davidson Law Group understands that everyone’s circumstances are different, and we’re here to provide clarity and assistance. In today’s blog, […]

In Texas, you can use your will to appoint an executor to complete your will’s instructions after you pass. If you don’t choose an executor, the probate court will elect someone to settle your estate. In previous blog posts, we discussed the responsibilities of an executor and we identified the requirements for serving as a […]

What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Lady Bird Deeds? A “Lady Bird” Deeds can be an important strategy for estate planning with Davidson Law Group. Whether you’re a property owner or a beneficiary, you’ve probably heard of Lady Bird deeds. But you may not know how they can benefit you or limit you, depending […]

A will informs the probate court how you want your estate to be handled after you pass. To make a valid will in Texas, you must have legal capacity, testamentary capacity, and testamentary intent. Additionally, certain formalities must be followed. What exactly does that all mean? Our wills and trusts attorneys break down the details […]

Whether it’s simple or complex, a will protects your assets and your family. But many people don’t have a will, so they leave behind unnecessary legal bills and disputes. In a previous blog post, we identified the mistakes to avoid when preparing a will. Today, the wills and trusts attorneys at the Davidson Law Group […]

Wills often name an executor to manage the deceased person’s estate after their passing. Nominating an executor is an important decision because it implies many responsibilities. Sometimes, the executor’s duties are not upheld and various consequences may occur. Previously on the Davidson Law Group blog, we discussed some common mistakes that executors make. Today, we […]

Survivor benefits are monthly Social Security payments to family members of a wage earner who has died. They typically go to the spouse, former spouse, or children of someone who was eligible for Social Security benefits. Many married couples are often unsure about what will happen to their Social Security income if one spouse passes […]

If you have been named in a will as the executor of an estate in Texas, the county probate judge must decide if you are qualified to serve. Because the executor is responsible for protecting the assets, filing tax returns, paying bills, and distributing the assets to the beneficiaries, Texas law excludes certain groups of […]

A living trust is a legal document that provides clear instructions on how one’s assets should be disbursed after death. A living trust is similar to a will but does not have to go through the probate process. In a previous blog post, we identified the benefits of a living trust. Today, the wills and […]

If you have a loved one with special needs, you may have considered a special needs trust. As a parent or guardian, it’s not easy to know how much support your loved one will need when you pass, but you want to make sure that their future will be financially secure. The expert attorneys at […]