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How to Avoid Probate

Probate is the legal process that occurs after someone passes away and their assets are distributed according to their will or Texas law. While it is an important process that ensures that a deceased person’s wishes are carried out and that any outstanding debts and taxes are paid, it can also be a lengthy and […]

Affidavit of Heirship

An affidavit of heirship is a legal document that is used to establish the heirs of a deceased person, particularly in cases where the deceased person did not leave a will. In Texas, an affidavit of heirship can be used to determine the rightful heirs to a person’s estate and to transfer ownership of property […]

What Probate Is Really Like: A Client’s Experience

Today’s article comes from a client who recently finished probating their mother’s will.  The client dealt with the stress and grief of the process by writing a first-hand account of their experience, which they gave me permission to share with you.  Read on to see what probate is really like in Denton, Texas. The probate […]

Cryptocurrency in Estate Planning

Cryptocurrency has gained popularity in recent years as a form of digital currency that utilizes cryptography for secure financial transactions. As such, it has become an increasingly common asset that people own and hold in their estate. Properly handling cryptocurrency in estate planning is important to ensure that it is distributed according to your wishes […]

The Probate Inventory & Appraisement

For nearly all of my clients, the most difficult part of probate is completing the inventory  and appraisement with the probate court. Filing the inventory and appraisement is a critical step during probate, which is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person. The purpose of the inventory and appraisement is to […]

Avoiding Probate in Denton, Texas

If you’ve ever had to go through probate for a loved one, you understand why avoiding probate could be a goal for every estate plan.

Estate Planning During a Recession

For most people, estate planning is often overlooked during times of financial strain. Call Hunter Sargent, PLLC to to review your estate plan.

Planning on Dying? Nobody is.

This story is about one of my estate planning clients, and how important it is to plan for your passing before it’s too late.

Special Needs Planning

As a premier Denton estate planning and business planning law firm, we do more than prepare your financial future — we protect your legacy. No matter what kind of assistance you need, from asset protection to special needs planning, our team is here to help. Call us today at (940) 594-7754 to schedule a consultation.  […]

Estate Planning: DIY or Hire a Lawyer?

Perhaps it was the pandemic, or maybe it was some other reminder that pushed you to finally plan your estate. In any case, you’ve decided you no longer want to be among the two-thirds of Americans who have no will or trust.  Now, you’re faced with a big question: Should you do DIY estate planning, […]

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