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Estate Planning

What To Do When Returning Home After A Hurricane
  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: July 26, 2018

Preparing for a hurricane doesn’t just mean securing your home or relocating from the area in advance of an oncoming super-storm, it also means knowing what to do after a hurricane passes. There’s a lot more to it than simply cleaning up yard debris and waiting for your electricity to be restored, if necessary. It can be an extremely hazardous…Read More

The Reasons Why A Durable Power Of Attorney Is Important
  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: May 24, 2018

Creating a comprehensive plan to distribute your assets and provide for your loved ones after your death is one of the more challenging, but rewarding tasks you will undertake. Estate planning, however, is more than just establishing a last will and testament or a trust agreement. A separate document, called a durable power of attorney, ensures that your affairs are…Read More

Tips For Choosing The Right Decision Maker
  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: March 22, 2018

If you are currently struggling to choose a decision maker for yourself, know you are not alone. Many people have difficulty deciding who they want to carry out tough decisions for them on their behalf. A decision maker might have to make legal, financial and medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated. These decisions will have an effect on…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: September 11, 2017

As a Texan, I have a special place in my heart for the television show King of the Hill. Although its final season wrapped in 2009, you can still catch reruns almost every day. Well, the other day one of my favorite episodes was on; the one where Hank finds out he is the executor of his late father’s estate. As you…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: August 7, 2017

Do you have any idea how much “digital exhaust” you are emitting? If you have no idea because you have never heard of the like, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Digital exhaust is a new term tech companies have come up with to describe the digital assets and output of the average person. So much of our lives are connected to the…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: July 14, 2017

A lot of estate planning advice focuses on how to pass on wealth to the next generation. This is important information, but ignores the fact that assets aren’t the only thing that are passed on after a death. Debts are often passed on as well. A recent article in Time highlighted a new study that found “…73% of American consumers die in…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: March 11, 2017

Can I File A Claim For Tortious Interference With Inheritance Rights If Someone Has Reduced Or Eliminated My Inheritance? Inheritances can be wrought with controversy. Disputed wills, trusts, or other estate plans may lead to family members losing part or all of their inheritance. When a person believes that a family member or some other third party has wrongfully caused their…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: December 30, 2016

Exciting things are happening in Round Rock. Baseball great Nolan Ryan is moving the headquarters of his foundation here, which is going to be a great boon for our community, and a wonderful example of the good work that can be done through a family foundation. Moving To Round Rock Last month Nolan Ryan and his son Reece Ryan unveiled…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: December 28, 2016

Are you planning on setting a New Year’s resolution? If so, you are in good company. 45% of all Americans usually make New Year's resolutions, and 17% infrequently do so. This sounds pretty good until you consider only 8% of people keep their resolutions. Probably because most of them require extreme behavior modification, and, horror of horrors, calorie-counting! Why not…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: November 28, 2016

Why Gift? During the recent election it was revealed that president-elect Donald Trump had used very aggressive tactics in order to minimize his tax burden. Not all of us have millions of dollars in business loses that we are able to carry forward for years on end, but most of us do make charitable contributions throughout the year that can…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: October 31, 2016

Back in the mid-1990s, Texas’s own Mark Chesnutt had a hit on his hands. “Goin’ Through the Big D” is a surprisingly catchy tune about man who is going through a divorce who is frustrated that the judge gave his soon to be ex-wife everything they owned except the Jeep. One thing the song doesn’t talk about (probably because it…Read More

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