Flat Fee Estate Planning

Our firm offers a flat fee for most estate planning documents because we feel that a flat fee arrangement lets everyone relax and makes for a better attorney-client relationship.

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Our office is centrally located so that clients can come meet with us to discuss their wishes and needs. The representation often begins with you completing a questionnaire about your wishes. We often can draft the documents prior to the first estate planning visit. In the office visit, the documents are explained and changes made if necessary. The estate documents are then signed and notarized.

Ensuring your wishes are followed when you die. A last will and testament is necessary to ensure that your wishes are followed. Our firm helps you to prepare an estate plan to eliminate disputes. By doing this, the goal is the eliminate disputes over your possessions. The best way you can stop it is by having a properly drafted estate plan in place.

Leaving a properly drafted will is a gift to your children and families. In the will, you determine who gets what and how your property will be distributed. We also can incorporate a trust into your estate plan. A will simplifies the probate process upon your death. Having a will makes your death and probate a lot less expensive and cumbersome for your loved ones.

FLAT RATE ESTATE PLANNING

The flat rate estate plans includes the following documents:

  • Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Directive to Physicians (if desired)
  • HIPAA Release

The flat fee also includes the initial consultation with licensed, Texas attorney to determine the best way to plan your estate and trust documents. This consultation is generally in person, but it may also be done via the telephone if necessary.

The flat fee further includes a signing ceremony at our office.

How much does it cost?

Simple Flat Fee Estate Plan Package (no tax planning)
Individual, with simple trust language in will – $400
Married couple , with simple trust language in will – $800

General Features of flat fee estate planning include:
General bequests or devises
Any size estate so long as complex tax planning is not required
Simple trusts for the care, education of minor children, if required
Provision for appointment of guardian for minor children, if required
Fact gathering
Preparation of a draft for review
Formal execution at our office

FLAT FEE ESTATE PROBATE ESTIMATE OF COSTS

Our mission is to compassionately represent our clients. We take the guesswork out of probate. When you lose a loved one and are anxious of the probate process, we are here to ease the pain and confusion. We offer a flat fee for most probate processes. Our fee is usually $1,500.00 or less. We will walk you through the process and help you with all aspects of the probate.

Compassionate Representation for a Flat Fee
By charging a flat fee for uncontested probates, our firm ensures that the inheritance go to the family, not the attorney. We work smarter and are efficient with our time. We pass those savings on to our clients.

Past clients have said they appreciated the flat fee approach because they had peace of mind that legal expenses were set. No one likes uncertainty and by using a flat fee probate lawyer, our clients know up front exactly what the legal fees will cost.