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October 22, 2021

Is it Better to Have a Will or a Living Trust?

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Years ago, most people assumed they needed to use a will to ensure that their property would be allocated properly after they passed away. Then suddenly many estate planning lawyers started insisting that living trusts were a better option.

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Categories: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

September 16, 2021

Why You Should Hold an Estate Planning Fire Drill: A McKinney Will Attorney Guides You Through the Steps

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The most carefully crafted estate plan may fall to pieces if family members, trustees, and executors and others do not understand what you have prepared and what their duties will be. A McKinney will attorney knows one of the best ways to avoid chaos and enable everyone to face the future with confidence is to hold an estate planning “fire drill.”

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Categories: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

February 15, 2019

Should You Include a Revocable Living Trust in Your Estate Plan?

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For many people, a revocable living trust can be an effective tool for addressing a variety of estate planning needs. So, is a revocable living trust right for you?

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Categories: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

January 30, 2014

Independent Administration of Estates in Texas: Does it Make the Probate Process Easier?

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What is probate?  It is the legal process of proving the validity of a Will.  It is also commonly understood to refer to the legal process in which the estate of a decedent is administered.

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Categories: Wills & Trusts, Probate and Estate/Trust Administration

April 19, 2012

Your McKinney Estate Planning Lawyers Discuss Whitney Houston’s Will

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Whitney Houston's Will surprised McKinney estate planning lawyers and many other lawyers

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Categories: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Probate and Estate/Trust Administration

April 11, 2012

Estate Planning & Divorce

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McKinney probate attorney April Nordhaus counsels clients on proper planning before, during and after divorce.  She helps you avoid critical mistakes.

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Categories: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

January 10, 2010

April Nordhaus Recommends Living Trusts

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As a partner and lead estate planning lawyer for the law firm Luce, Nordhaus, and Walpole, in McKinney, TX., I work with many families on estate planning helping them preserve and protect their estates. One of the key documents I use is Living Trusts.

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Categories: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Probate and Estate/Trust Administration


Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

"Myself and my husband recently relocated to Texas and had to make a new will. We consulted with April Nordhaus regarding wills, probates and creating a revocable trust. April made a very difficult subject easy and straight forward. With April's help we successfully created a will and a revocable trust. April was really thorough in talking us through it. She explained everything in an easy to understand language with warmth and personality yet still maintaining a high standard of professionalism. We highly recommend April Nordhaus."
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