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Same-Sex Marriage and Inheritance Rights in Texas

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By now the dust is starting to settle from the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, also known as the “gay marriage case.” Regardless of individual feelings or political leanings, the reality is that now and for … Continue reading

The Importance of Beneficiary Designations and Beneficiary-Designated Accounts

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Benson Law, PLLC was recently contacted by a young man whose father passed away without a Will, leaving a bank account with a local bank branch that had a balance of less than $1,500 at the time of the father’s … Continue reading

Communicating with Your Family about End-of-Life Issues

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If you have already contacted Benson Law, PLLC to begin creating your estate plan, then you have crossed perhaps the most important bridge in the estate planning process: you are able to face the thought of your own mortality and … Continue reading

Attorneys Bring Financial Advisors and CPAs into Planning

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Estate planning involves more than just sitting down with an attorney and drafting a Will. Yes, the Will is the foundation of a basic estate plan, but a comprehensive estate plan prepared by a qualified estate planning law firm, Benson … Continue reading

The Estate Tax

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“The Estate Tax, or death tax as it’s more appropriately termed, has been the death of many small businesses and family ranches in Texas and across the nation. Careful planning can reduce or eliminate these concerns. Have you had your … Continue reading