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Five Life Events That Can Impact Your Current Estate Plan

Estate planning isn’t typically something you do once and then forget about. It’s best to review and update your estate plan on a regular basis to make sure it’s still in line with your current life circumstances. Attorney Steven Holman provides insights on what life events can impact a change or prompt a review of […]

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New To Texas? Consider Revising Your Estate Plan

Texas is one of the fastest-growing states in the nation, having topped the population growth list according to 2021 federal census data. If you’re planning to move to Texas soon, or recently have moved to Texas, you probably already have a list of benefits and reasons that attracted you to The Lone Star State. The

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Letters Testamentary - What Is It, Who Needs It, and How to Get It In Texas

Letters Testamentary – What Is It, Who Needs It, and How to Get It In Texas

What does Letters Testamentary mean? This term may seem foreign to you, but it’s actually one of the more basic estate planning documents. Let’s take a closer look at Letters Testamentary, why they’re necessary, and how to obtain them in Texas brought to you by Holman Law.   Letters Testamentary/Letters of Administration: What Is It?

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What Assets Can Go Into a Revocable Living Trust?

Many people think they should create a trust, but they don’t quite understand how it might benefit them. A revocable trust can both mitigate your tax burden and help beneficiaries avoid long and costly probate processes. Before you start a trust, though, you must ensure it will work for your goals. If you don’t, you may be wasting time and money and create a big mess for your family. 

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Federal Funds for COVID-19 Funeral Costs

How To Get Federal Funds for COVID-19 Funeral Costs

FEMA Is Providing COVID-19 Funeral Assistance. Here’s What You Need To Know. The emergence of Covid-19 in the U.S. sparked an unprecedented public health crisis that caused grief and devastation at a level that is hard to appreciate. As a result of the many deaths caused by Covid-19, FEMA is now offering financial assistance for

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Elder Law And How To Have All Affairs in Place Before it’s Too Late

The Manchester Living Podcast’s Brian Levy recently hosted Jeff Kort, a Dallas-area financial advisor, and myself, Steve Holman, to discuss the ins and outs of elder law. You can watch the video right here, or look below for 5 important takeaways from our conversation.

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How to Prepare For The Unexpected With a Last Will And Testament

Did you know that you need more than a last will and testament to have a complete estate plan? Otherwise, the plans you’ve put in place may never see the light of day. A will covers your estate after you pass away, but who’s in control of your assets while you are alive but unable to make decisions for yourself?

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COVID-19 is no excuse to put off conversations with older parents about their long-term care

Use this holiday season to observe their well-being and broach the subject, even over Zoom As a Dallas elder law and estate planning attorney, I hear concern edging into my clients’ voices every first of January, post-holiday-visit. After the plum pies are eaten and the grandkids tucked into bed, adult children are often left with

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