Estate Planning is for Young Adults, too

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on November 26, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: I know you work primarily with retirees, but since you write about Wills and Estate Planning I’m hoping you can answer this question. My husband and I have two young children, pets, and a…

A method to avoid Elder Exploitation

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News on October 24, 2017. Dear Mr. Premack: My mother is the kindest, most giving person in the world. She is financially stable but is not wealthy. She has been diagnosed with mild dementia, and gets confused and easily led astray. A few weeks ago she made…

Trust Seminar Should be Avoided

Dear Mr. Premack: I saw an ad for a trust seminar given by a financial planner. It says that a trust is a great way to avoid estate taxes and to avoid probate. I get a free lunch out of the deal, and am considering attending. As a lawyer, can you give me a perspective…

Finish Big-Money Gifts in 2012

Dear Mr. Premack: Years ago my husband inherited ranch land from his parents, when it had very little monetary value. My husband died this year and left the land to me. I have no desire to keep the land. My two daughters also have no interest in the land. I listed it for sale and…