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Coming up with the right estate plan is about more than Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney. It is about protecting your estate from creditors, probate law and the effects of tax law. Every estate, no matter the size, can benefit from having a proper estate plan in place. To ensure that your assets pass exactly as you wish and that your loved ones can administer your estate efficiently, setting up the right estate plan is very important.
When a family member or loved one dies in Texas, a person's Will has to go through the Texas probate process to properly and efficiently administer the estate. However, not all estates require a probate, therefore, it is important to determine if a probate is necessary. There are many different probate options that might be available to you depending on the situation. Each probate option is a legal process that provides for a proper avenue to transfer estate assets to the rightful distributees.
Real Estate Law is more than just the property you own or rent, it encompasses a wide range of protections, liabilities and rights an individual might have in regards to their property. Whether you are dealing with the buying or selling of a property, you are a landlord and need to evict a tenant who has over stayed their welcome or is not paying rent, a co-owner who needs to address an issue with the other co-owners, or you are a lien holder and need to foreclose, an experienced Real Estate Lawyer can assist you with that.
When starting a new business or considering restructuring your current business, there are many important factors to consider; one of those factors is what type of business formation is best for you, your business and your business goals. Selecting the right business formation in which to operate a business is important to achieve the maximum liability protection, tax benefits and business efficiencies.
Sarah Bassler Harter and Thomas G. Bassler