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Putting Inclusivity Into Estate Planning: A Story for Pride Month

In late June 1969, police once again raided the Stonewall Inn in New York City. A community that had been oppressed for too long finally spoke out more loudly and more visibly than ever before, and the Stonewall Uprising and riots began. Change began… Read More
Categories: Wills
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What Should You Consider in Reviewing Your Estate Plan?

As our lives shift and change these days, while we are focused on the wellbeing of ourselves and our families, it’s especially a good time to review your plan. Here are six key questions to ask yourself in that review. Read More
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The Key Legal Document Every Adult Needs to Have: Preparing for Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt daily life and leave Americans uncertain of the future, you don’t have to feel helpless during this pandemic. In fact, now is a great time to be proactive and plan ahead should you or a loved one fall ill. On… Read More
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McCreary Law Office, P.A. is shifting to McCreary Law Office, PLLC

But you can just say McCreary Law Office Over the past few months, a lot has been happening with McCreary Law Office. As announced last fall in letters or emails to clients and contacts, McCreary Law Office would be opening an office in Houston, Texa… Read More
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McCreary Law Office Opens…

McCreary Law Office Opens the Houston, Texas Office

As announced last fall in letters or emails to clients and contacts, McCreary Law Office would be opening an office in Houston, Texas. Finally it’s open! The new office is located just west of downtown Houston at 2019 Washington Avenue. Being close… Read More
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Traveling and Advanced Directives

Will My Advance Directive Work in Another State?

Making sure your end-of-life wishes are followed no matter where you happen to be is important. If you move to a different state or split your time between one or more states, you should make sure your advance directive is valid in all the states you… Read More
Categories: Living Will
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Do You Need to Name Alternate Beneficiaries?

What will happen to your estate if your primary beneficiary does not survive you? If your will does not name alternate beneficiaries, your estate will be divided according to state law. The way the state divides your estate may not agree with your wi… Read More
Categories: Wills
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Planning Your Funeral or Memorial Service

Thinking about your funeral may not be fun, but planning your funeral or your memorial service in advance can be exceedingly helpful for your family. It both lets them know your wishes and assists them during a stressful time. The following are steps… Read More
Categories: Burial Plans, Trusts, Wills
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Family Legacy: It's Not Just About Money

Today is National Fried Chicken Day. According to the write-up on National Day Calendar website, the tradition of deep-frying chicken came to the United States by Scottish immigrants. For me, however, the tradition was not one from my Scottish relati… Read More
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Are Handwritten Wills Valid?

Maybe it was Patti LaBelle who asked, “Hey Joe, you wanna give it a go?”* But it seems it was Aretha Franklin who has left even more compelling questions after her death regarding what will happen to her estate based on three separate handwritten… Read More
Categories: Probate, Wills

Attorney Jana McCreary

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Houston Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Jana R. McCreary has been an attorney for over seventeen years, a career move she made after working for over a decade with adults and children with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Graduati… Read More

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