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Transfer on Death Deeds | TOD Deeds in Estate Planning

May 3, 2019, Author: nicks_admin

Certain provisions of the Texas Estates Code permit you sign a special kind of deed during your lifetime [a Transfer on Death Deed – TOD deed] in order to leave the property described in the deed to your chosen beneficiary at the time of your death. The real estate will automatically go to the person […]

Law Quotes

What Did Abraham Lincoln Think About the Law and Litigation?

February 14, 2019, Author: nicks_admin

Artist credit: “Abraham Lincoln in Color” by Sharon Cummings

Law Quotes

What Did Aristotle Think About the Law?

February 13, 2019, Author: nicks_admin

Here are some quotes from Aristotle and the law. From time to time, I will share more. I always wanted to collect quotes that inspire me to offer my best and remind me why I am practicing the law. I hope it has as much meaning to you as me.

Estate Planning, Probate & Wills

5 Estate Planning Docs You Need Before Passing

October 24, 2018, Author: nicks_admin

Essential Estate Planning Seminar June 5, 2019 – 6:30 pm Having certain estate planning documents can be a real advantage to both you and your family. Estate planning relates to the creation of a will and several other documents that are needed to carry out your wishes regarding the distribution of your estate when you […]

Estate Planning, Probate & Wills

Frequently Asked Questions – Estate Planning

August 15, 2018, Author: nicks_admin

Frequently Asked Questions – Estate Planning Houston, TX. Estate planning attorney, Nick C. Caridas, can answer your questions about wills and trusts.  Licensed in Texas in 1981, Nick emphasizes sharing of knowledge and collaboration with his clients so that they can make informed, confident decisions.  After reviewing these estate planning FAQs, contact us to discuss […]

Estate Planning, Probate & Wills

Do I Need a Will?

June 12, 2018, Author: nicks_admin

Do I Need a Will? Do I need a will? Having a will is an essential part of your estate plan.  A will is a necessity for just about everyone, regardless of the size of their estate.  Having a will allows you to do a great degree of planning that cannot be done without a […]

Estate Planning, Probate & Wills

The Appointment of an Executor in the Process of Probate

May 23, 2018, Author: nicks_admin

The Appointment of an Executor in the Process of Probate In American probate law, there is an executor appointed to administer the assets of a person that has passed away. Often they are referred to as a legal personal representative or personal representative of the deceased person. In cases where the person did not appoint […]

Estate Planning, Probate & Wills

Estate Planning and Types of Trusts

May 23, 2018, Author: nicks_admin

Estate Planning and Types of Trusts   There are many different types of trusts, some of which can be useful for estate planning purposes. The many types of trusts generally fall into two basic categories: living trusts and testamentary trusts. A living trust (Inter-Vivos trust) is established during the person’s lifetime. A testamentary trust is […]

Estate Planning, Probate & Wills

How do I get Letters Testamentary?

May 11, 2018, Author: nicks_admin

How do I get Letters Testamentary?   In Texas, Letters Testamentary are an official document issued by the county clerk after their issuance has been authorized by the local Probate Court.  The Letters Testamentary are one page documents that name and recognize the executor as the person authorized to handle the affairs of the estate. […]

Estate Planning, Probate & Wills

Essential Estate Planning Documents

April 13, 2018, Author: nicks_admin

Essential Estate Planning Documents Having certain estate planning documents can be a real advantage to both you and your family.  Estate planning relates to the creation of a will and several other documents that are needed to carry out your wishes regarding the distribution of your estate when you pass, and  manage your assets and […]