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Celebrating International LEGO Day Jan 28

Mark your calendars: January 28 is International LEGO day, which celebrates the date when the patent for the globally famous plastic brick system was filed. Since the 1940s, people have been creating their own worlds, brick by brick, with LEGOs. With… Read More
digital estate plan

What Happens to Your Venmo, PayPal, and Apple Pay Accounts at Your Death?

It has been said that nothing ever dies on the Internet. While this dictum is typically used as a warning that what we put online may come back to haunt us, it is also true that our online accounts can outlive us, and even live in perpetuity. Having… Read More
Not the lottery, but Jana won at Bingo this summer. Jana with cash fanned out with winning bingo card and captain hat.

Four Important Considerations If You Win the Lottery

On February 14, 2023, California state lottery officials named the winner of the largest lottery prize in United States history: Edwin Castro won an eye-popping $2.04 billion in a November 2022 lottery drawing, choosing a lump sum payment of $997.6 m… Read More
Delicious Grilled Vegetables And Meat On Barbecue Grill Outdoor bbq

Planning a Barbecue Is Like Planning Your Estate

For many, Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of summer and enjoying warm-weather activities, including backyard barbecues with friends and family. Although a cookout may be an informal affair, planning is crucial to its success. This is true… Read More
Importance of Recording a Deed

What Is the Effect of an Unrecorded Deed?

A deed is a legal document used to transfer real property ownership rights from one person or entity (the grantor) to another (the grantee). In many cases, this transfer occurs due to the property being sold, with the seller transferring the property… Read More
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Family Legacy

Family History as Legacy: Beyond Dollars and Land

Happy Texas Independence Day. In estate planning, one’s legacy is often thought of as the value of land or money that is left to your heirs. But Merriam-Webser also defines legacy as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor… Read More
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