When a client comes in for an “estate plan,” they are usually thinking of a will or trust. These legal documents form the centerpiece of a comprehensive estate plan, but there’s another important tool in the estate planning toolkit that many people overlook: lifetime giving. Lifetime Giving Do you know you can give money up […]
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This article was originally published by UNT Dallas College of Law on January 1, 2020. The process to apply for permanent guardianship in Dallas County can often be a complicated process.The process for applying in Dallas County is as follows: 1. The applicant files an application for appointment of permanent guardianship with the certificate of […]
This article was originally published by UNT Dallas College of Law on January 1, 2020. Guardianships can be granted by a court when an individual requires assistance handling their personal or financial affairs. What is a guardian? A guardian is a person appointed by a court to manage the person, estate, or both, of an […]
Information regarding PPP loans are constantly changing. New updates are highlighted in red. Last week, an additional $310 billion in funding was approved for the Paycheck Protection Program. Given that the initial $349 billion was used within weeks, it’s likely the second tranche will go quickly as well. Meanwhile, though SBA updates its Frequently Asked […]
IMPORTANT UPDATE 04/15/2020 On April 3, the Paycheck Protection Program launched with much fanfare and some speed bumps as lenders struggled to adapt to new Interim Final Rule which had been released late the night before. Many applicants reported that their banks were not taking applications or were only taking from customers who had existing loans, and […]
This article was originally printed in Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, December 2018 On June 1, 2018, new statewide guardianship requirements took effect for those seeking to be appointed as a guardian. These new requirements are administered through the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC), the state agency tasked with overseeing guardians and guardianship programs. The new […]