|Welcome to the Law Office of Marsha L. Hunter
| The Law Office of Marsha L. Hunter is a Dallas civil litigation law office focusing on real estate law, estate planning and probate, and family law matters. Contact us today for your free initial consultation and let us put over 37 years of experience to work for you.
Marsha L. Hunter
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Johnson Square Building
2701 Fondren Drive, Suite 113
Dallas, Texas 75206-4157
- Free Initial 30-Minute Office Consultation *
- Free Parking
- Conveniently located near the Lovers Lane DART Rail Station.
- Weekend and Evening Appointments Available.
- Over 37 years of experience in:
- real estate law
- family law
- wills and trusts
- estate planning
- oil and gas law
- business litigation
| The Law Office of Marsha L. Hunter is a low overhead law firm that
shares the savings with our clients. We are proud to provide our
clients with professional representation at an affordable price. We
strive to keep our operating expenses as low as possible and share the
savings with our clients in the form of significantly lower fees. We use
electronic document storage and communication (email and the internet)
as much as possible to reduce expenses and help protect the environment.
This strategy is designed to achieve the same high caliber of service
you deserve at a lower cost than you might expect. Marsha L. Hunter has
been practicing law for over 37 years, successfully representing her
clients with courage and compassion.
Estate Planning Update:
A law providing a new Estate Planning tool, the Transfer on
Death (“TOD”) Deed, has been enacted by the Texas Legislature, effective
September 1, 2015. If a person dies
having signed and recorded a TOD deed for real estate owned by the person, it
may be possible to avoid the expense of a proceeding in Probate Court to ask
for an Order admitting the Will to probate in order to transfer ownership of
the property after the person dies. (A
Will does not have any legal effect unless it is admitted to probate.) A TOD deed can be revoked, and the person to
receive the property may be changed before the owner dies.
A TOD deed does not become effective until the owner dies,
so the owner keeps the homestead and over-65 exemptions, if applicable. Because it is an incomplete transfer, the IRS
should recognize the “stepped up” basis for the property after the original
This is general information, and the TOD may or may not be
appropriate, in the light of your circumstances. This law firm will be happy to confer with
you to determine whether or not signing a TOD deed would a beneficial component
of your estate plan.