Will Liability Iceberg Sink Finances?

if the assistance you provide strains your own finances so you don’t have funds to provide for yourself, then you must cease. Further, if your friends and their families have been pressuring you into these gifts, they may be illegally exploiting your generosity. Gifts must come from your desire to help, not from their requests for assistance.

Can a Video be used as a Will?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on February 18, 2019. Dear Mr. Premack: My grandmother while in ICU stated that she wanted all she owned including her house to go to me and my bother in law. This was caught on cell phone video. She was later…

How should Will handle House issue?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on November 19, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: I was interested in your earlier article about children inheriting property. In my Will I have stated that my house be sold only and that my children equally divide their share of proceeds. I…

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,…