Wills, Estate Planning & Probate
Estate planning and probate law allow you to protect yourself, your family and loved ones now and in the future. A skilled estate planning and probate attorney can use wills, trusts, medical directives and powers of attorney to fulfill your wishes and protect you and your family if you become unable to do so.
The estate planning process may involve setting up legal documents and non-probate assets to provide support for a spouse and minor children, investment management, business operations, tax minimization, or making sure you are cared for if you are unable to care for yourself.
Wills, trusts, life insurance policies, and other estate planning tools not only allow you to designate who will inherit your property and wealth when you are gone, but can also make things much easier for the people that you leave behind by allowing them to avoid expensive and complicated legal procedures.
Without proper estate planning, loved ones who are left behind often face difficult decisions, huge expenses, long delays, and financial stress when going through the probate system. Without a will or trust in Texas, a deceased person’s property will be distributed under Texas law and the property may pass to people the deceased did not intend to benefit.