Property Tax Deferral after a Second Marriage

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on December 9, 2016.  Dear Mr. Premack: My mom owned a house prior to marring her second husband. She was disabled and deferred property taxes on her homestead. She recently passed away. I understand her husband has a life-estate in my mom’s non-community property home,…

Appraisal Letter should prompt Probate

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on September 23, 2016. Dear Mr. Premack: This week I received a letter from the Bexar Appraisal District. It looks like a form letter that went out to lots of people, and says I need to reapply for my homestead and over-65 exemptions or I…

Gifting a Timeshare Interest

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and its MySA.com site on June 9, 2015. Dear Mr. Premack: About ten years ago, my husband and I purchased a timeshare vacation property in San Antonio. We can use it for a few weeks at a time yearly, or use one of the sister properties.…