Probate, Mortgages and Foreclosure

This column first appeared in the Express-News on February 24, 2016. Dear Mr. Premack: I am an only child. My mother passed away recently and my father passed away last decade. She died with a Will naming me Executor and leaving all assets to me. The only assets are real estate: first, a homestead that…

How to Refuse an Inheritance

This column first appeared in the SA Express-News and its MySA website on June 23, 2015. Dear Mr. Premack: I was recently informed that my aunt died and left a respectable inheritance for me. This may sound odd, but I am doing well and do not need this money from her. I would very much…

Estate/Inheritance Taxes in Texas vs California

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and its MySA.com website on April 20, 2015.  Dear Mr. Premack: My parents live in Texas, while I live in California. If I am anticipating inheriting just over $5 million, how does living in California affect the taxes? Do I have to move back to Texas…