In 2015, in the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states, bringing marriage equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) couples no matter where they live. As a result, same-sex married couples now have access to all the estate planning tools […]
Parents who develop an estate plan often do so to provide for their heirs financially. Many want to make sure hard-earned assets, family heirlooms, or closely held businesses stay within the family. Indeed, a common question is what cost effective options are available to protect one’s children’s inheritance from a spouse in the event of untrustworthiness or divorce. Thankfully, there are many ways to structure your child’s inheritance to help ensure it will remain in the family for future generations. Let’s look at a few of the options now.
Nielsen Law is pleased to announce that attorney Liz Nielsen has become Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Less than 1% of Texas attorneys are certified in estate planning and probate law.
If you’re enrolled in a qualified high-deductible health plan (HDHP), you must consider how your health savings account (HSA) fits into your estate plan—especially to make sure that any hard-earned money left in your HSA when you die goes where you want it.