PASSWORDS

Passwords!  If you are like me, you hate getting notices you must update or change your password.  With the digital world we live in, it seems like we have a million passwords.  Electronic passwords are a relatively new concept, but a reality in today’s world.   When I was a kid I could remember 100 phone numbers and call …

Personal Caregivers

Caregivers are an essential part of long-term care for older adults.  We are all going to age and most will need some sort of care.  However, there are precautions that should be taken.   The most well-known form of caregiver is a family member or close friend who takes on the care of a loved …

What Do You Own?

Crazy question What do you own?  The starting point for any Texas landowner in considering the legal issues he or she may face is to consider what the landowner actually owns.  This week’s column will address some of the aspects of ownership. When land is acquired, through purchase or otherwise, a good starting point for …

Don’t Look Now, but its Estate Tax May be Changing

As we watch the Houston Astros approach the end of the regular season, folks in Washington D.C. are talking about two significant changes that could affect us all. Senator Bernie Sanders has sponsored the 99.5 Percent Act (99.5% Act) and the Biden Administration is working on the Sensible Taxation and Equity Promotion (STEP) Act.  While …

Dying Young Without a Will

The information in this column is not intended as legal advice but to provide a general understanding of the law. Any readers with a legal problem, including those whose questions are addressed here, should consult an attorney for advice on their particular circumstances. Just this past week our community lost another young soul. Please remember …