The complexity and difficulty of the probate process in Texas depends largely on the specific facts of the case. In cases where the estate is very small, probate may not be required at all. In cases with larger estates, detailed legal planning can be utilized to...
Month: July 2020
Be aware of 2020’s biggest tax scams
On Behalf of Blazier, Christensen, Browder & Virr, P.C. | Jul 28, 2020 | Tax Law
Unfortunately, many unscrupulous operators seek to take advantage of others when it comes to tax time. The pandemic of 2020 has created some additional issues that make it easier for scammers to target Americans. It's important for the people of Texas to be aware of...
Steps to take to avoid probate
On Behalf of Blazier, Christensen, Browder & Virr, P.C. | Jul 24, 2020 | Estate Planning And Probate
By creating a will, you retain a level of control over what happens to your property after you pass. However, it will also be necessary to go through Texas probate before anything can be transferred to beneficiaries, and probate can take up to 12 months to complete....
Potential benefits of a trust verses a will
On Behalf of Blazier, Christensen, Browder & Virr, P.C. | Jul 11, 2020 | Estate Planning And Probate
Texas is a better state than some when it comes to estate taxes, but a last will and testament in any state will inevitably cost heirs some money due to probate expenses. Probate is the process in which a judge makes decisions about the distribution of assets per the...
Freelancers can face their taxes come tax time
On Behalf of Blazier, Christensen, Browder & Virr, P.C. | Jul 6, 2020 | Tax Law
Those who freelance in the Austin, Texas, area can benefit from knowing more about taxes. If they earn more than $600 from independent work, they are officially considered a business by the IRS. People who have been freelancing for years as well as those new to...
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