Wills and Estate Planning
Please watch the above 1-minute video on the important reasons to write a will.
Do I need to write a will?
Five Estate Planning Documents Every Adult in Texas Need
- Last Will and Testament: Distributes your assets according to your wishes and used to appoint a guardian and establish a trust.
- Statutory Durable Power of Attorney: Appoints an agent to manage your finances.
- Medical Power of Attorney: Appoints an agent to make healthcare decisions if you become incapacitated.
- HIPAA Authorization: Authorizes access for your agent to your medical information.
- Directive to Physicians: Instructs physicians whether to use artificial means methods.
Ensuring your Wishes by Writing a Will
To make a valid Will in Texas, you must have legal capacity, testamentary capacity, testamentary intent and certain formalities must be followed. If a will does not meet all of the requirements set forth by the law, it will be declared invalid, meaning that your estate could be distributed according to the laws of Texas, rather than the way you would have preferred. Instead, you can work with our attorneys who can carefully guide you on how to write a will that protects your interests and your loved ones.
Dying without Writing a Will
Without a will, you have no choice as to who will administer your estate, who will be the guardian of your minor children or who will receive your property in which proportions.
TYPICAL FEES FOR SIMPLE ESTATE PLANNING $450 PER PERSON
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