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May 17, 2022

LegalZoom is Not Enough: Why You Need a McKinney Estate Planning Lawyer

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In an age when it is easy to download legal documents and fill in the blanks yourself, it is tempting to think that you don’t need a McKinney estate lawyer. The provisions in many estate planning documents seem standard. Do you really need a lawyer to fill in the forms for you when you can do it yourself?

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Categories: Estate Planning

May 3, 2022

What Essential Documents Need to Be Part of Your Estate Plan?

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Not too long ago, “estate planning” just meant having your McKinney estate planning attorney draw up a will. The will could include features such as testamentary trust to protect minor children, and that was all many clients felt they needed.

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Categories: Estate Planning

April 29, 2022

Steps to Move Forward After Divorce

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For every step forward you take after your divorce, you may feel like you get dragged at least two steps back. That’s understandable when you consider that you not only have to contend with changes in finances and living arrangements but also changes in your expectations.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

April 15, 2022

Bitcoin and Other Aspects of Estate Planning in the Digital Age

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Is your estate plan ready for the digital age? That doesn’t mean just being able to access estate planning documents digitally. It means you need to have a plan to deal with assets that are only accessible digitally or that only exist in the digital realm.

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Categories: Estate Planning

April 1, 2022

Special Considerations for Dividing Retirement Plans in Divorce

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Dividing assets in a divorce is never easy, but the process becomes particularly complicated when dealing with certain types of assets. Retirement plans are one of the most common examples. For many couples, pension plans and retirement savings are their most valuable property.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

March 31, 2022

Can I Get Stuck Paying the Debts of My Ex?

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The answer to this question, like so many others associated with divorce, is “it depends.” McKinney divorce lawyers know that in general terms, debts that are considered “community” liabilities may be shared while debts treated as “separate” will be considered the responsibility of only one partner.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

March 24, 2022

What Do I Need to Know If I’ve Been Made the Administrator of a Trust?

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If you are responsible for administering a trust, the person who created the trust demonstrated considerable esteem in choosing you for the position. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is that you now have some serious responsibilities and can potentially face legal liability if you do not perform your duties correctly.

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Categories: Estate Planning

March 17, 2022

What You Need to Know About Filing Taxes During and After a Divorce

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Tax time is loaded with stress even when you aren’t struggling with the consequences of divorce. Adding divorce to the equation can lead to severe anxiety. If you are in the midst of the divorce process, your divorce lawyer and accountant can work together to ensure that you have arrangements in place to handle new taxes issues you face now and those that may be on the horizon.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

January 31, 2022

What Rights Do Grandparents Have in Texas?

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Grandparents who have been blocked from seeing their grandchildren in Texas often wonder if they have any legal rights. The answer, as is so often the case in family law, depends on the circumstances. The ability to enforce grandparents’ rights hinges on several factors.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce


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"April Nordhaus and her legal assistant Allison McKenzie have been magnificent to work with. Our will was terribly out of date and no longer provided the legal and financial protection we wanted for ourselves or our children. April spent a significant amount of time discussing our intentions and was able to make numerous recommendations; and her ability to explain legal language and provide examples was invaluable. Allison's meticulous attention to detail kept the whole process on track and moving smoothly toward completion. Under their professional guidance we have been able to craft a complete set of extremely specialized Trusts. We would strongly recommend their services without reservation."
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