It may be a difficult conversation to have, but in the end, taking the time to discuss care planning and end-of-life choices with your family will save further distress and emotional hardship down the road when it's too late to have those conversations. The mother of a friend of mine recently passed away. Due to [...]
Can just anyone create a valid will in Texas? Find out what standards and requirements are involved in the creation of a will.
There are two types of valid wills in Texas. Find out what the requirements are for formal attested wills or holographic wills.
Did you know that just as you can create a trust for your children, you can establish a pet trust for your living pets? Well, you can!
We all feel the need to hold on to receipts and other records longer than necessary, and we really don't need to. Find out what to keep and for how long.
The funeral for your loved one is over. Now what? What happens next? Find out what actions to take soon after the funeral or memorial service.
You've just lost someone close to you. And in the midst of all the heartbreak and grief, there's unnecessary stress. Why? Because now you're in charge of settling the affairs of the deceased, and you aren't sure what to do. You have no idea where any of the deceased's records are. And funeral arrangements? What arrangements? You [...]
After cremation, the ashes are bright white, not like the ashes of your fireplace. The cremains, the cremated remains of a body, can be disposed of by putting them in an urn and burying the urn in a cemetery or placing the urn in a columbarium. The ashes can also be scattered on land, [...]
When a person dies, the family must make a decision about what to do with the body. In the past, the traditional option has been a burial. Over the years, however, more people have come to prefer the option of cremation. Cremation is the irreversible process of reducing human remains to bone fragments through direct flame, [...]
According to a May 2016 Gallup poll, only about 44% of Americans say they have a will that describes how their estate will be handled after their death. Most people have thought about making a will and other estate documents but just haven’t gotten around to doing it. It is difficult to discuss planning [...]