Trustee Delegation of Powers

Trustee Delegation of Powers

In selecting a trustee, a settlor normally chooses someone who will administer the trust with sound judgment and faithfulness to the settlor’s vision for the future. It is common, nonetheless, for a trustee to find himself asking—can a trustee delegate certain powers...
Common Agricultural Liens in Texas

Common Agricultural Liens in Texas

A lien is a legal arrangement between a debtor and a creditor. It gives the creditor—a person who is owed money—the right to hold onto the debtor’s property until the debtor has paid his or her debt. Below, you will find brief descriptions of agriculture-related...
How hard conversations now, could avoid a competency dispute.

How hard conversations now, could avoid a competency dispute.

There are a number of factors which could lead to disputes about a will in a family. Unfortunately, there is a growing trend toward claiming a dominant family member is incompetent, and the beneficiaries need access to those funds or that power now. Three factors to...
Federal Tax Liens Against Real Estate

Federal Tax Liens Against Real Estate

Generally: Federal Tax Liens A federal tax lien is a legal claim against all current and future property, including but not limited to real estate, automobiles, wages, and bank accounts. 26 U.S.C. § 6321,...
4 Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried Couples

4 Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried Couples

Around 44 percent of U.S. households are comprised of unmarried couples. Unfortunately, the law does not provide for your partner upon death like it would if you were married. That means that anything you’d leave behind would go to any children you may have and then...
I’m buying property, do I need a survey?

I’m buying property, do I need a survey?

According to the Texas Property Code, there is only a certain amount of information the seller must give the buyer when selling a piece of real estate. Depending on your contract, the seller may only have to give a list of items, which can be found in the Texas...