Estate planning is for every husband, wife, mother, father, grandparent, business owner, professional, or anyone else who has someone they care about, are concerned about providing responsibly for their own well being and for the well being of those they love, and for anyone who seeks to make a difference in the lives of others after they’re gone.
A Special Needs Trust is a trust that can supplement the needs of a special needs beneficiary while allowing the beneficiary to maintain his or her governmental benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security and Medicaid.
Probate is a court-supervised process for distributing the individually owned assets of a deceased person. Assets are distributed to beneficiaries in accordance to the instructions written in the person’s will, or according to Texas law if the person died without a will.
A Will, or Last Will and Testament , is a legal document that tells the probate court how you want your property distributed after you die, and who has the power and responsibility to wrap up your affairs. If you die without a will, the state will write one for you.
A Revocable Living Trust allows you to control your assets while you are living, and can provide for the care of you and your loved ones if you become incapacitated. The trust also provides instructions for how and when your assets will be distributed to your loved ones after you pass away.
A Power of Attorney lets you choose who will have the power to act on your behalf in certain situations. If you do not have a power of attorney and become unable to manage your own affairs, a court may have to appoint someone to act for you.
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Communication resulting from use of this web site does not create an attorney-client relationship. You will need to meet with an attorney and sign a separate written retainer agreement.