End-of-Life Issues Raised by Candidates

Dear Mr. Premack: I am one of your dedicated senior readers. I heard the debate between the four Republican candidates for lieutenant governor, and am wondering how their comments about changing the artificial life support law in Texas might affect me? – NL Artificial life support has been in the news a great deal in…

Is the basic Medical Power of Attorney good enough?

Dear Mr. Premack: Are there flaws in the ʺrawʺ statutory Medical Power of Attorney in Texas? -MGH The Texas legislature first passed a law allowing appointment of health care agents back in 1989. I wrote an article that was published in the Texas Bar Journal about that new law, highlighting for other attorneys the nature…

Mobility Issues with Traditional Estate Planning

Last week, I began to answer a question posed by “J.D.”, who said that his young family has delayed making an estate plan because they anticipate relocating (due to work) in a few years. His brother recommended that he should not wait, an attitude with which experienced wealth managers concur. J.D. wanted to know if…