Missing Houston boy will stay in state custody

Posted on March 29th, 2012 No Comments

In 2004, a Houston couple reported that their infant son had gone missing. Eight years later, authorities found the young boy living 140 miles outside of Houston with his alleged captors. The young boy was removed from the hostile environment, and entered state custody.

The biological parents of the 8-year-old have undergone DNA testing, as well as other testing. The DNA testing proves that they are the actual parents of the boy, and that neither of them are on any types of drugs. The state has decided to keep the boy in their custody until everyone involved can complete mandatory therapy sessions.

The 8-year-old is currently unaware that his biological parents are seeking custody of him, or even the fact that he was not being raised by his biological parents. He will be told once the proper procedures have been completed. According to authorities, the little boy is at a kindergarten level in regards to school, and will need special attention in order to transition.

The Houston estate planning lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. hope that the transition for this young boy goes according to plan, and that he is able to overcome the obstacles ahead of him. To learn more about this ongoing story, please visit the Houston ABC news website today.

Blended families increase tension in estate planning

Posted on March 22nd, 2012 No Comments

The National Stepfamily Resource Center reports that over 50 percent of first marriages will result in divorce, and approximately 75 percent of those divorced individuals will find themselves married for a second time.

Second marriages are where blended families begin, with 65 percent including children from previous relationships and unions. Estate planning becomes trickier when dividing up assets among children, as well as stepchildren.

Several individuals have strong opinions about who should receive their financial assets in these types of situations that include non-biological children. In order to assign assets to the most suited heirs, these parents should seek advice about estate planning, and outline their wishes before their family continues to blend even further.

If you have questions pertaining to estate planning, please contact the Houston estate planning lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 800-242-2151 today.

 

Whitney Houston left nothing to ex-husband in will

Posted on March 14th, 2012 No Comments

Everything in Whitney Houston’s will and estate was left to her daughter, 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown. Bobbi is Whitney’s only child, and the heir to every asset that Whitney possessed.

The famous singer purposely left out her ex-husband, Bobby Brown, due to their tumultuous relationship over the years. Houston’s lawyers do not believe that there will be any contests to the will by family members.

According to reports, Houston’s estate money will be moved into a trust fund until Bobbi Kristina Brown turns 21. The details of the financial amount Bobbi is set to receive have not been revealed at this time.

If you have questions regarding estate planning, please contact the Houston estate planning lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 800-242-2151 today.

Widespread mistakes made in estate-planning

Posted on March 6th, 2012 No Comments

Estate planning needs change as people grow older. There are several factors that many elderly people may overlook in their older age. Here is a list of widespread mistakes that are often made in estate-planning among older individuals.

  • Not consistently updating their living will and medical situations
  • Not designating a power of attorney
  • Not informing their loved ones of their estate planning details
  • Not issuing tax-exempt gifts to heirs
  • Not looking into funeral arrangements before passing
These issues are commonly overlooked by many people when dealing with estate planning. It is important to have these affairs in order. Individuals who need help with their estate planning tactics should contact a professional in order to make sure all of the details are covered.
If you have questions regarding estate planning, please contact the Houston estate planning lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 800-242-2151 today.

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