Birds and Bees? Yes! Bequests? Probably not. From Austin Estate Planning Lawyer Liz Nielsen

Discussing financial matters with family -- Austin Estate Planning Lawyer

It’s considered good parenting to talk to your children about “the birds and the bees.” But many parents are reluctant to provide them a financial education. According to a whitepaper recently published by Merrill Lynch, the investment advisors, there are many reasons why: They are afraid of robbing their children’s motivation. They are uncertain about […]

Sometimes, Two Heads Are Better Than One (and Sometimes, Three is Still Better) From Austin Estate Planning Lawyer Liz Nielsen

Fiduciary -- Austin Estate Planning Attorney

We all rely on our friends, family, and colleagues to help us through life’s challenges. These trusted individuals can also be incredibly important when setting up an estate plan. It is vital to appoint a fiduciary to act on your behalf. A fiduciary acts on your behalf, carrying out your wishes should you become incapacitated […]

HIPAA: An Overview for Young Adults From Austin Estate Planning Lawyer Liz Nielsen

HIPAA: a primer by Austin Estate Planning Lawyer

The Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to provide guidelines to the healthcare industry for protecting patient information and privacy. For minors, this is a non-issue because parents, as legal guardians, have access to their children’s medical information and are the ones making most of the medical decisions, as […]

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