How to Revoke a Recorded Durable POA

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on February 23, 2018.  Dear Mr. Premack: I think I have a simple legal question. I heard the law changed regarding recorded Powers of Attorney. I want to revoke my old Power of Attorney, but it was filed at the courthouse years ago. I have…

Reverse Mortgage to One Spouse Only

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on February 5, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: My husband and I are considering a reverse mortgage and have done some preliminary checking about the loan terms. Title to this house is in my name only, as I inherited it from my parents, but it is…

Should Rancher continue gifting of land?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on January 29, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: My 95-year-old mother owns a large piece of ranch land. The value per acre is fairly high, and her tax adviser years ago told her to start gifting “undivided interests” each year worth $14,000 to each of the…

To Whom Do I give my Friend’s Will?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on January 19, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: A few years ago, a good friend asked me to keep the original of her Will in my lockbox. Her kids do not get along with each other. She said that if she kept the Will at home,…