Houston Rodeo has begun

Posted on February 28th, 2012 No Comments

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has officially begun. The events will run from now until March 18, and feature a wide assortment of festivities that will attract people of all ages.

New events will be featured this year, including a scavenger hunt that will allow visitors to tour the grounds of the show, a horticulture exhibit, and a large fireworks exhibit. All of these things will take place at the Reliant Stadium in Houston where the Houston Texans play their NFL games.

Several famous musicians and singers will be performing throughout the rodeo. Kid Rock, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, and Alabama are just some of the numerous entertainers gearing up for their performances at Reliant Stadium.

To view details about the rodeo, visit www.rodeohouston.com today.

The Houston estate planning lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. hope that everyone attending this year’s rodeo has a great time and stays safe.

Whitney Houston’s passing sheds light on estate planning

Posted on February 21st, 2012 No Comments

The untimely passing of the singer, Whitney Houston, has left many people wondering if she had updated her trusts in time.

According to a source close to the singer, Houston named her 18-year-old daughter as her sole beneficiary of her estate. It is unclear at this time whether a living trust was established or if any trusts were established by using estate finances. In 2006, Houston went through a divorce with Bobby Brown. Friends and family are hopeful that she updated her will after the divorce was finalized.

Her death is a reminder to everyone that it is important to keep your trusts in mind and to update them on a regular basis. It is important to continue to allocate funds to the trusts you set up for your heirs, so that everything is in the order you want before it is too late.

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

Will being contested based on religious views

Posted on February 16th, 2012 No Comments

The will of an 87-year-old woman, who passed away in 2010, is being contested by her children and grandchildren.

According to the documents, the woman had four separate children that she intended to leave an equal share of her assets to. Her youngest daughter passed away three years before she did, and therefore in the will it shows that her daughter’s share would be passed onto her¬†granddaughter.

The other three children are protesting this exchange of assets, because they know that their mother did not intend for her granddaughter to benefit at all from her will. The reason for the contested views is focused on the granddaughter living with her fiance for 18 months before they were married. The elderly woman was strongly connected to the Catholic faith, and did not approve of cohabitation before marriage.

The judge in the case ruled in favor of the three remaining children, and cut the granddaughter out of the will.

Please contact the Houston contested wills lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 281-362-2865, if you or someone you know would like to learn more information about your options regarding contested wills.

NBA commissioner names Houston host of 2013 All-Star game

Posted on February 8th, 2012 No Comments

The Houston estate planning lawyers of Garg & Associates have learned that the 2013 NBA All-Star game will be held in Houston, Texas.

The announcement was made by the NBA league commissioner as well as Mayor Annise Parker. Houston was selected as the venue due to it’s success as a city for ¬†hosting other large, important events. In the past, the Super Bowl has been played in Houston and so has the NCAA Final Four.

According to reports, the All-Star game is estimated to turn an economic profit of $100 million for the city of Houston. The All-Star weekend consists of a dunk contest, and a three-point contest as well as the actual game.

Please visit the Chronicle if you are interested in learning more about local Houston events.

How to include your animals in a trust

Posted on February 1st, 2012 No Comments

There are certain instances when a pet will live longer than it’s owner. When this occurs, owners of those animals have the option of including them in a trust in order to know that they will be taken care of after their passing.

When writing a pet trust it is important to keep some key points in mind. Some of these points include: detailed instructions on the care for the animal, setting a specific amount of money aside for the pet, and realizing that these documents can be put in place before or after death.

Pet trusts can be very prominent documents to a pet owner. It is necessary to plan these out in detail in order to avoid the court changing certain aspects after death. If the outlined document seems excessive or allocates more to the animal than to a human relative, then the court may alter some areas of that trust.

Please contact the Houston wills and trusts attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 281-362-2865, if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about setting up a pet trust.

 

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