The Benefits and Disadvantages of Living Trusts (February 2014)

Effect of Divorce on a Client's Estate Plan (December 2013)

2013 Texas Estate Planning Legislative Update (July 2013)

Federal Income and Wealth Transfer Taxation: What Happened and What Might Happen Next (May 2013) (co-authored with Robert L. Moshman)

Recent Developments from the Texas Courts (January 2013)

Manipulating the Conduct of Beneficiaries With Conditional Gifts (October 2012)

How to Conduct a Texas Will Execution (July 2012)

Updated Primer on Lady Bird Deeds (April 2012) (co-authored with Kerri M. Griffin)

The Role of Legal Assistants in the Estate Planning Practice (January 2012) (co-authored with Kerri M. Griffin)

2011 Texas Estate Planning Legislative Update (November 2011)

Rewards From the Grave: Keeping Loyalty Program Benefits in the Family (July 2011) (co-authored with Mikela Bryant)

Estate Planning for Digital Assets (April 2011) (co-authored with Kerri M. Griffin)

Lady Bird Deeds: A Primer for the Texas Practitioner (January 2011) (co-authored with Kerri M. Griffin)

Lessons from the Supreme Court of Texas (October 2010)

Are in Interrorem Clauses Still Frightening? (July 2010) (co-authored with Benjamin Major)

What Estate Planners Need to Know About Firearms (April 2010) (co-authored with Jessica B. Jackson)

What Estate Planners Need to Know About the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (January 2010) (co-authored with Kimberly Sias)

What Texas Estate Planners Need to Know About Transferring a Wind Interest (October 2009) (co-authored with Christianson Hartman)

2009 Texas Legislative Update: Intestacy, Wills, Trusts, and Related Matters (July 2009)

The Communicationally Challenged Testator (April 2009)

What Every Estate Planning Needs to Know About Texas Community Property (Part III) (January 2009)

What Every Estate Planning Needs to Know About Texas Community Property (Part II) (October 2008)

What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know About Texas Community Property (Part I) (July 2008)

2007 Texas Legislative Update: Intestacy, Wills, Trusts, and Related Matters (Part III) (April 2008)

2007 Texas Legislative Update: Intestacy, Wills, Trusts, and Related Matters (Part II) (January 2008)

2007 Texas Legislative Update: Intestacy, Wills, Trusts, and Related Matters (Part I) (October 2007)

Should Digital Wills Be In Our Future? (June 2007) (co-authored with Claire G. Hargrove)

Recent Developments From the Texas Courts (March 2007)

The Texas Estate Planning Attorney’s Exposure to Malpractice Liability (December 2006)

Small Estate Administration (September 2006)

Fundamentals of Texas Multiple-Party Accounts -- Part II (June 2006)

Fundamentals of Texas Multiple-Party Accounts -- Part I (March 2006)

2005 Texas Legislative Update -- Part II (December 2005)

2005 Texas Legislative Update -- Part I (September 2005)

Recent Developments From the Texas Courts (June 2005)

Estate Planning and Technology (March 2005)

The Basics of Texas Intestate Succession Law – Part II (December 2004)

The Basics of Texas Intestate Succession Law -- Part I (September 2004)

Recent Developments From the Texas Courts (June 2004)

Trust Investment and Allocation Rules: Texas Enters a New Era (March 2004)

Guardianship Legislation Update (December 2003) (co-authored with Katharine L. Smith)

Texas Legislative Update (September 2003)

Introduction to Military Wills (June 2003) (co-authored with Katharine L. Smith & Jennifer A. Owens)

The Basics of Texas Homestead Law (March 2003) (co-authored with Katharine L. Smith & Jennifer A. Owens)

Case Law Update (December 2002)

Common Non-Tax Estate Planning Errors – Part II (September 2002)

Common Non-Tax Estate Planning Errors – Part I (June 2002)

Guardianship Legislation Update – Part II  (March 2002)

Guardianship Legislation Update – Part I (December 2001)

Recent Developments in Texas Probate Legislation (September 2001)

Manipulating the Conduct of Beneficiaries With Conditional Gifts (June 2001) (co-authored with Steven F. Carvel)

Case Law Update (March 2001)

Testators With Communication Challenges (December 2000)

Lottery Players and Winners: Estate Planning for the Optimistic and the Lucky (August 2000) (co-authored with Jessica Petrini)

Estate Planning for Non-Human Family Members (June 2000)

Case Law Update (February 2000)

1999 Legislative Highlights – Trusts (December 1999)

Anticipating and Avoiding Will Contests (August 1999)

The Will Execution Ceremony (May 1999)

Recent Texas Cases (March 1999)

The Benefits and Disadvantages of Living Trusts (November 1998)

Accelerated Life Insurance Payments and Viatical Settlements (August 1998)

1997 Legislative Highlights — Guardianship (May 1998)

1997 Legislative Highlights — Disability & Death Planning (February 1998)

1997 Legislative Highlights — Wills & Estate Administration (November 1997)

Effect of Divorce on a Client’s Estate Plan (July 1997)

Effectuating Your Client’s Body Disposition Desires (April 1997)

Recent Texas Cases (December 1996)

Estate Planning For Spouses (August 1996)

Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders (May 1996)

Texas Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (January 1996)

Estate Planning Highlights of the 1995 Texas Legislature (August 1995)

Interviewing the Estate Planning Client (May 1995)

What Clients Do When You Are Not Around — Self-Help Estate Planning Techniques (February 1995)

Selecting Executors and Trustees (December 1994)

The Tort Law—Estate Planning Interface (August 1994)

New Probate Methods (June 1994)

Power of Attorney Update (February 1994)

Legislative Update — Intestacy, Wills, Multiple-Party Accounts, etc. (October 1993).

Disability Planning (July 1993)

Will Drafting Errors — The Omnipresent Fear (March 1993)

Self-Beneficiary Life Insurance (October 1992)

The Specter of Trustee Liability in Life Insurance Trust Management (June 1992)

Legislative Update — Administration (February 1992)

Legislative Update — Intestacy, Wills, and Other Estate Planning Matters (November 1991)

A Will Contest Vaccine — The In Terrorem Provision (January 1991)

Augmenting an Estate Plan with Multiple-Party Bank Accounts (October 1990)

Estate Planning for Persona Rights (July 1990)

Durable Powers of Attorney — The Texas Perspective (April 1990)

Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care Under Texas Law (January 1990)

Community Property Survivorship Agreements: The Adventure Continues (October 1989)

A Progressive Method to Avoid Will Contests: Ante-Mortem Probate (July 1989)

The Role of Legal Assistants in the Estate Planning Practice (April 1989)

Community Property Survivorship Agreements: A Modern Cure With Potentially Dangerous Side Effects (January 1989)

Tort Law and the Estate Planner (October 1988)

Spendthrift Trusts Under Texas Law (July 1988)

The Effect of Divorce On a Client's Estate Plan (April 1988)

Apportionment of Taxes Under Texas Law (January 1988)

Recent Developments in Texas Estate Planning Law (October 1987)

Special Will Situations: Testators Who are Illiterate, Literate But Not in English, or Blind (July 1987)

Use of Disclaimers as an Estate Planning Tool (March 1987)

Estate Planning Aspects of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (January 1987)

The Will Execution Ceremony (November 1986)

Drafting Wills for Non-Texas, Non-U.S.A. Residents (September 1986)

Foreign Wills (July 1986)

Effectuating the Client's Wishes Concerning Disposition of His or Her Body (May 1986)

Anatomical Gifts Under Texas Law (March 1986)

Self-Designation of Guardians Under Texas Law (January 1986)

The Texas Natural Death Act (November 1985)

Recent Developments in Texas Estate Planning Law (September 1985)

Joint Bank Accounts Under Texas Law (July 1985)

Trusts for Minors and Incapacitated Persons Under Chapter 142 of the Texas Property Code (May 1985)

An Introduction to Charitable Foundations (March 1985)

Use of Durable Power of Attorney in Estate Planning (January 1985)

Estate Planning Effects of the Tax Reform Act of 1984 (November 1984)

Short Term Trusts to Shift Income — The Clifford and Spousal Remainder Trusts (September 1984)

Avoiding Will Contests by Videotaping the Will Execution Ceremony (July 1984)

Recent Developments in Texas Estate Planning Law (May 1984)

The Texas Trust Code (Part III) (March 1984)

The Texas Trust Code (Part II) (January 1984)

The Texas Trust Code (Part I) (November 1983)

Contractual Wills Under Current Texas Law (September 1983)

The Technical Corrections Act of 1982 and Other Recent Estate Planning Developments (July 1983)

Self-Dealing by Trustees and Personal Representatives Under Texas Law (May 1983)

Joint Bank Accounts Under Texas Law (March 1983)

Intra-Family, Interest Free Loans as an Estate Planning Technique (February 1983)

Special Will Situations: Testators Who are Either Illiterate, Literate but not in English, or Blind (January 1983)

Estate Planning Effects of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (December 1982)

Status of Spendthrift Trusts in Texas (November 1982)

"Rest in Peace" — Effectuating the Client's Wishes Concerning Disposition of His or Her Body (October 1982)

Consequences of Donee Payment of Federal Gift Tax (September 1982)

Attorney Liability to Will Beneficiaries and How to Avoid It (August 1982)

The Texas Anatomical Gift Act (July 1982)

The Use and Effect of "In Terrorem" or "No-Contest" Will Provisions in Texas (June 1982)

The Texas Natural Death Act (May 1982)

Preventing Frustration of Testator's Final Wishes by Videotaping the Will Execution (April 1982)

Recent Changes in Texas Probate and Trust Law (March 1982)

The Federal Estate Tax Marital Deduction Under the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 (February 1982)

Inter Vivos Gifts Under the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 (January 1982)

Status of Totten Trusts in Texas (December 1981)

An Estate Planner's Guide to Crummey Trusts (November 1981)