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.
364 articles

The New Power of a Power of Attorney Change in Texas Law Creates Planning Opportunities

Texas estate planners have long known a dirty little secret: the durable power of attorney has the legal substance of a wisp of smoke....

Happy Father’s Day!

From all of us here at Hammerle Finley Law Firm, Happy Father's Day! Want to receive our monthly email newsletter or book one of our...

An Intervention for Seniors – Sharing Information is Best For All

You have done things the same way with the same philosophy for decades, and it has always worked out well. Why change now? Here is...

Working for Peanuts – Executors Have to Push for Payment

Happily for executors everywhere in our wonderful state of Texas the law against involuntary servitude is still in place. That means you are entitled...

Grandparents Have Few Rights – Getting A Foot in the Courthouse Door is Tough

  A grandparent’s right to his or her grandchild is tenuous at best. If there is blame to lay for the current state of affairs, then...

Surviving the Common Disaster

120 hours.  That is how long a devisee or heir must out-live a decedent  to lay claim to an inheritance.  Die within that time...

Decoding A Trust Agreement

Some day you may need to read, and understand, a Trust Agreement. On the pleasure scale, it will fall somewhere between undergoing a root...