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Estate Planning can get quite complex since they involve emotion, relationships, assets, and goals. Dealing with these matters can be very challenging, and only an emotionally charged lawyer who is sensitive to after-life matters can deal with these matters properly. Issues revolving around probate, disposition of remains, powers of attorney, and guardianship of children tend to get the most complicated and painful to deal with.
Our estate planning attorneys in North Texas are known best for assisting our clients and have a history of dealing with matters including wills, pre-marital and post-marital agreements, child guardianship, adult guardianship, living trusts, and powers of attorney.
The estate laws in Texas keep on changing with time, and it is crucial for lawyers to be aware of them. Since our law firm deals with estate law matters, we are always updated on the changing laws pertaining to estate matters. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our law firm in Texas today so that we can help you plan ahead.
There are various estate law matters that our lawyers can deal with and provide you their assistance on, which include matters on wills, trusts, marital agreements, guardianship, power of attorney, and guardianship.
Wills and Trust
Dying without a valid will or revocable trust in place creates undue delays, hassles, and costs. If you die without a will or revocable living trust, two attorneys will be involved in your probate, Texas law will determine who will receive your property, and the whole probate process can take much longer to accomplish than if you had a will or trust. If you are married and have children from a previous marriage, it is absolutely vital that you have a valid will or revocable living trust in place if you want your current spouse to inherit your property.
Avoiding guardianship is one of the goals of estate planning. Avoiding guardianship is even a priority with the courts. As of 2015, a judge is required by state law to inquire as to whether an incapacitated person has signed documents in their estate plan that will allow a person’s loved ones to take care of the incapacitated person without a guardian having to be appointed. If you are incapacitated in some fashion, such as from an accident, stroke, or Alzheimer’s, you do not want your loved ones to have to be under court supervision to pay your bills, manage your assets, or make healthcare decisions for you.
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney allows you to designate a person or persons to make decisions on your behalf. A durable power of attorney allows your agent to make financial and business decisions for you while you are incapacitated. A healthcare power of attorney allows your agent to make medical decisions when you cannot make them yourself.
Marital agreements addresses the rights and responsibilities of the married couple. People place a negative connotation on these agreements, but the contract can lay out an agreement for the best interests of your children, as well as protecting your business that you worked day and night to build.
Our estate law attorneys in North Texas, have the necessary knowledge and experience that will allow them to provide you with guidance and a legal representative. We are aware of how there are various estate law issues that can be resolved without court intervention. Our attorneys are familiar with all the laws and legal procedures that will allow them to provide you with the best legal advice. Please get in contact with our law firm today to get your planning out of the way.
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