‘Love Your Block’ project announced by City of Houston

Posted on April 19th, 2012 No Comments

Aesthetic appeal and beautification of neighborhoods are the main focuses of a new project that was recently announced by the City of Houston.

The ‘Love Your Block’ project was established by the city in order to promote togetherness among Houston communities. The Mayor of the city, Annise Parker, discussed a grant that was developed with Home Depot and it’s benefits to the project. This grant allows for 20 separate gift cards, worth $500 each, to be distributed to deserving groups of residents in the Houston area.

Since there are a limited number of gift cards, the project will promote friendly competitions among neighborhoods in the community. These cards are a starting point for modifications, and will help act as a catalyst for bringing people together throughout the city.

The Houston contested wills lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. are committed to keeping Houston clean and beautiful. For more information regarding this new project, please visit the ABC Houston site today.

Estate planning options for people in relationships

Posted on April 12th, 2012 No Comments

Individuals in relationships may have a more difficult time deciding how to delve into estate planning. For some couples, choosing to configure their estate together is the most apparent option. But, for other couples, blended families and children from previous marriages could increase the complexity of the issue.

One of the initial decisions that needs to be made by a couple in regards to estate planning is the decision to be represented as a unit, or for both people in the relationship to have their own representation. Couples who choose to have the same estate planning lawyer will save money, but couples who seek the help of two different attorneys will have the opportunity to discuss their specific concerns and tailor their estate plans with their best interests in mind.

Several situations when dealing with married couples can arise when talking about estate planning. Some of these situations include a wealthier spouse, children from previous marriages, longevity of the relationship, prenuptial agreements, and age differences. It is important for individuals to seek experienced help in order to keep their best interests protected.

If you have questions regarding estate planning, please contact the Houston estate planning lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865 today.

Estate of Brooke Astor settled

Posted on April 6th, 2012 No Comments

Brooke Astor’s estate has finally been settled. The philanthropist passed away in 2007 at the age of 105, and the battle over her estate has been drawing on ever since. Astor’s fortunes total around $100 million, and the controversy surrounding the distribution has been a heated one.

Her oldest son was convicted of stealing from his mother in the last years of her life when her health was declining. Due to this conviction, his inheritance was reduced by 50 percent, and he is no longer able to delegate how his mother’s money is distributed to charities.

The settlement allocates $30 million to charities, with a large majority going to the New York Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The settlement was determined without a trial.

If you have questions regarding estate planning, please contact the Houston estate planning lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865 today.

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