Many of our blog readers in Austin and across Texas are likely familiar with television and movie plot lines focused upon squabbles following the death of a prominent family member. Stories tracking that theme are perennial entertainment winners, whether they are decidedly in the dark-humor vein or portrayals of, say, siblings intently battling it out in earnest in the wake of an unexpected estate outcome.
Most young married Texas couples have a lot to focus upon as they move forward in life. Jobs and careers demand time and attention. Financial security is an obvious goal, even as major purchases (e.g., especially a home) are in the mix.
Your house is important for you and your spouse. It is likely the largest asset you own. When you pass away, you want to make sure that your spouse doesn't have to go through probate court just to keep your family home.
You may feel that you are too young to start planning your estate. But even if you still have many years before you retire, you should start thinking about the future now.