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Organizing Your Records in Case of Emergency

Keeping your financial records organized and easy to access will be well worth the time spent in the event of an emergency. In order to help you get started, we have put together an Estate Organizer. The Organizer is a form for you to indicate who needs to be contacted in case something unexpected happens...

What is a Special Needs Trust?

A special needs trust is a legal arrangement that lets a disabled beneficiary receive financial support without jeopardizing essential government benefits, such as Social Security and Medicaid benefits. The reason this is such an important arrangement is a person cannot qualify for those benefits if they have assets worth more than $2,000. Many times, the...

How to Choose an Estate Planning Attorney

Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, but something many Americans procrastinate. If you are searching for an Estate Planning Attorney, you are headed in the right direction! Having a valid will, medical proxy, or power of attorney, potentially creating a trust, and maximizing your loved ones’ inheritances by minimizing taxes are all...

Fall Estate Planning Checklist

A well-crafted, up-to-date estate plan will help to protect you and your family. Yet, Forbes reports that nearly half of adults over the age of 55 do not even have a will—let alone a comprehensive estate plan. At The Cawlfield Law Firm, PLLC, we want to make sure that you have an estate plan for...

5 Smart Estate Planning Tips to Avoid Probate

1. Have a small estate. Your loved ones can distribute your estate among themselves without having to go through court proceedings if you died without a Will and your assets are valued below $75,000 at the time of your death. Your dependents are required to sign an affidavit stating that they are entitled to your...

A Comprehensive Guide to Estate Planning During the Coronavirus

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted regular routines for most people around the globe. Following the crisis, many states closed schools or moved to online learning, limited restaurant dining services, and imposed lockdowns and travel restrictions. As you prepare for this threat by working from home and stocking up on essential groceries, you should also...

Estate Planning – The Basics

Every adult should have a customized and comprehensive estate plan. Yet, the AARP reports that only 40 percent of Americans have a will—let alone the other estate planning documents that they need. In many ways, this is not a surprise: Estate planning can be intimidating. Many people want to protect themselves and their families, but...

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At The Cawlfield Law Firm, PLLC, we are committed to providing results-oriented legal representation to clients. To schedule a confidential, no-obligation initial consultation, please call us at (972) 382-5400or contact us directly online. With an office in Celina’s historic downtown square, we serve communities throughout the region, including in Collin County, Denton County, Grayson County, Cooke County, Tarrant County, and Dallas County.

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