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Finish Strong

04 Feb

      “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me…….” Acts 20:24 At the age of 52 Matt Spahn, the attorney with the heart of a teacher, has decided he will participate in the Texas Senior Games.  Matt […]

A Real Christmas Tree

15 Dec

It’s that time of year again:  time to put up the Christmas tree.  We recently did that at the office.  We went out and picked up a pre-lit artificial tree.  As I stared at the box and contemplated assembling it (while everyone else at the office did the “real” work), I had mixed feelings.  The […]

We Don’t Need No Stinking Bypass Trusts Anymore. Do We? (Part Two)

04 Apr

To preserve your estate tax lifetime exclusion, your good attorney put in your will (or your living revocable trust) a bypass trust.  Might have called it credit shelter trust, might have called it the family trust, regardless, if drafted right, it followed the internal revenue code and could receive your lifetime exclusion upon your death.  […]

Estate Planning In the Face of Death

21 Jul

It was a cold, wet day when Yvonne and I presented at the Ecumenical Center, a great place smack in the middle of the South Texas Medical Center that opens its doors to many groups:  patients, caretakers, family members and organizations.  The local ALS Association had invited us to present basic estate planning to its […]