Estate Planning

Discretionary Trusts – How to Protect Your Beneficiaries from Bad Decisions and Outside Influences From Austin Estate Planning Lawyer Liz Nielsen

Discretionary Trusts from Austin Estate Planning Attorney Liz Nielsen

Leaving your hard-earned assets outright to your children, grandchildren, or other beneficiaries after you die may seem like the easiest and most desired form of distribution. Unfortunately such a scheme will make their inheritance easy prey for creditors, predators, and divorcing spouses.  Instead, consider using discretionary trusts for the benefit of each of your beneficiaries. […]

Frequent Traveler Points: You Can’t Take Them with You. But Can Your Heirs? from Austin Estate Planning Lawyer Liz Nielsen

Frequent traveler points from Austin estate planning attorney Liz Nielsen

You can’t take them with you, obviously. But under certain circumstances, you can transfer them to your heirs. Unfortunately, the rules vary widely from carrier to carrier. (Hotels have policies that are more similar to one another’s.) It’s important to know that all carriers consider miles to be property of the airline, not of the […]

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