Virginia Hammerle

Virginia Hammerle is a contributing columnist to The Dallas Morning News and writes weekly articles and blogs on legal issues confronting seniors and their families.
372 articles

When Ademption Happens: The Effect of Post-Will Actions

The word “ademption” should strike fear into your heart. It can strip away your entire inheritance. That is exactly what happened to Eloise’s friends.   Eloise signed...

A Mom by Law, A Parent by Right

Mother’s Day, a national holiday created in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson when he apparently had nothing better to do, formally recognized that a...

The ABC’s and D’s of Medicare

Medicare is a simple concept with a complicated reality. Woe be to those seniors and their agents who don’t understand at least the Medicare...

Addressing the Afterborn Child: Pretermitted Child Laws Prevail

There’s nothing like a pretermitted child to disrupt an otherwise perfectly good estate plan. In Texas, a “pretermitted child” is one that is born to...
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