Recent Publications

The attorneys at Ford + Bergner LLP routinely write articles that are published in various venues. These articles typically relate to the firm's practice areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianships, and Medicaid Planning.

For the benefit of our existing and future clients, we are publishing some of those articles on our website. We hope that they will be both helpful and informative. If you find yourself having questions related to any of the topics in these articles, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to assist you.

How to Get Away With Breaching Your Fiduciary Duties
Nov 20, 2014

It is often said that financial powers of attorney can be useful and inexpensive tools by which third parties are allowed to carry on the financial affairs of incapacitated persons. While the prior statement is true, powers of attorney also grant broad and sweeping powers that can be misused.

It's Going to be OK: Transition to the New Estates Code
Aug 1, 2013

The Texas Probate Code will be replaced in 2014 with the Estates Code - a newer model that promises to be more accessible, more understandable, and more usable. While the Estates Code is one of the biggest things to happen in Texas probate law in over a half century, here are a few tips to help your transition to the new Code.

Powers of Attorney: Licenses to Steal
Jul 1, 2013

Financial powers of attorney can be useful and inexpensive tools by which third parties are allowed to carry on the financial affairs of incapacitated persons. However, powers of attorney also grant broad and sweeping powers that can be misused. Accordingly, this paper broadly examines practical problems in the use of powers of attorney (or, in other words, why powers of attorney amount to licenses to steal).

Estate Planning Makes Tax Sense
Mar 1, 2013

Managing Partner Don D. Ford III quoted in "Estate Planning Makes Tax Sense" published in March 2013 Turf Magazine.

Overcoming Ethical Challenges in Trust Administrations
May 15, 2012

F+B Managing Partner Don D. Ford III spoke on the topic Overcoming Ethical Challenges in Trust Administrations at the recent National Business Institute's CLE program in Dallas, Texas.

Estate Planning |Houston Estate Attorney | Ford+Bergner
Jul 8, 2009

Facing some tough estate planning decisions? Let the estate planning experts at Ford+Bergner help you make informed decisions about your estate

Legal Advice |Estate Planning Attorney | Houston Probate Attorney
Jan 30, 2008

At Ford+Bergner we bring years of estate planning and will preparation to the table. Put the time tested experts on your side

The Guardianship Certification Board A Legislative Attempt at Protecting the Elderly
Jan 3, 2007

Guardianship is a delicate process that must be handled with care and experience. Let the Guardianship experts at Ford+Bergner help you

Dying Without a Will in Texas: What Happens?
Mar 1, 2006

Wills are a complex and complicated part of life. Let the attorneys at Ford+Bergner help you navigate your estate planning process

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Latest News

F+B Sends Opposing Counsel Running in Contested Guardianship

— F+B’s client was opposed to having a guardianship for her son. As a result of F+B’s aggressive, knowledgeable representation, our client received a spectacular result because the case was cut very short, and she achieved the complete result that she sought.

Ford + Bergner Attorney Thomas Horton Wins 2 Trials

— In January and February 2016, F+B attorney Thomas Horton won back to back trial victories in two different cases that had the same issue.

F+B Wins Will Contest in Small East Texas Town

— Ford + Bergner LLP recently won a significant victory for a large client in a small town in East Texas.

 

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