Difference Between Transfer on Death and Payable on Death Designation from Austin Estate Planning Attorney Liz Nielsen


When tackling estate planning, adding a payable-on-death (POD) or transfer-on-death (TOD) designation to an account allows the assets (money and property) in that account to be passed to a named beneficiary when the original account holder dies. Like trusts, POD and TOD accounts bypass probate. They are also fast, easy, and usually free to set […]

Was Your Loved One a Book Lover? Think Twice Before You Throw Them Out from Austin Estate Planning Attorney Liz Nielsen


An individual’s belongings—such as jewelry, furniture, photographs, and books—sometimes slip through the cracks of their estate plan. While certain books may be gifted to a beneficiary in a loved one’s will, a book lover may leave behind other books that the family must decide what to do with. The family’s first inclination when encountering piles […]