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January Is for Seniors On Medicare

January can be a difficult month for seniors, especially when it comes to prescription costs. With the start of the new year, Medicare prescription deductibles reset, leaving many seniors with high bills for their necessary medications. This can be a…
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Understanding Capacity Requirements for Estate Planning in Texas

In Texas, to create a proper estate plan, you must have the necessary mental capacity to execute a legal document. In general terms, mental capacity is shorthand for a person's ability to reason, understand and make judgments for themselves. Mental…
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Estate Plan Vs. Will: What’s the Difference?

Do you have a will in place? Maybe your children convinced you to draft a will, and you were able to get through any awkward conversations to produce a will to protect your loved ones. If you have put a…
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Why Estate Planning Is Essential for Unmarried Couples

While estate planning is important for married couples, it is arguably even more necessary for couples that live together who are not married. Without an estate plan, married couples would not be able to make end-of-life decisions or inherit from…
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Our Transition to Your Legacy Legal Care™

Our founder, Kimberly Hegwood, witnessed her grandparents struggle with the ins and outs of Social Security, estate planning, asset protection, elder law, and other obstacles correlated with aging. After experiencing her loved ones’ challenges first-hand, she founded Your Legacy Legal…
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Planning for Your Digital Legacy

An estate plan often focuses on tangible property such as jewelry, artwork, money, and vehicles. However, in this age of technology, it is important to remember to include your digital assets. Digital assets consist of everything we own online. Because…
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Estate Planning During a Divorce: 4 Key Considerations

You have planned your life carefully. With your spouse, you have drawn up a will and established trusts to organize your estate after your deaths. You have made decisions about the guardianship of your children, should anything happen to you…
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How Often Do You Need to Update Your Estate Planning?

It may be time to contact your estate planning attorney if it has been a while since you updated (or reviewed) your estate plan. Experts recommend updating your estate plan every three to five years—whether changing beneficiary designations or updating estate…
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Estate Planning When You Have a Stepfamily

One of the best parts of your marriage was inheriting a son you have always wanted but could never have on your own. Blood could not make you both any closer, so it is only fair that you make provisions…
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Better Brain, Better Life: Getting Off the Road to Alzheimer’s

This article is based on a conversation by Kim Hegwood, estate planning and elder law attorney, and Tamara Claunch, Integrative Wellness and Life Coach who specializes in dementia risk reduction. For the full conversation on this topic, view the Life…
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