Establishing a Will in Texas
Counsel from Dedicated Beaumont Estate Planning Lawyers
A will is a document you prepare for your loved ones to consult in the
event of your death. Primarily, it instructs them on how resolve your
estate and determines which assets are passed down to specific descendants.
Additionally, a "living will" can provide instructions and powers
to loved ones in the event that you become mentally incapacitated. If
you are interested in establishing either of these crucial estate planning
documents, it is recommended that you speak with proven legal counsel
Shelander Law Offices, we have helped numerous clients establish wills that have not only prepared
their estate for the future but also provided them peace of mind. With
more than 40 years of experience, our firm is ready to assess your estate
and help you establish a will tailored to your specific needs and concerns.
Want to learn more about how our firm can assist you in this sensitive
process? Fill out our online form to request a
free consultation today.
What A Will Can Do
Perhaps one of the biggest misunderstandings about estate planning is that
only the very rich need wills to properly manage their estate. This is
wrong, and every estate, no matter what the size, can benefit from a well-crafted,
legally sound will.
In Texas, a will can:
- Name a trusted executor to resolve your estate
- Pass down assets to named beneficiaries
- Settle outstanding debts and taxes
- Make charitable donations
- Name a trusted guardian for minor children or elderly loved ones
- Name a trusted agent to handle medical decisions
- Name a trusted agent to handle financial decisions
Perhaps most importantly, a will prevents your loved ones from descending
into a complex, contentious probate process after your passing. In the
absence of a will, Texas intestacy laws may decide how your estate is
distributed, as well. A proper will can ensure the swift resolution of
your estate and ensure that your loved ones receive exactly what you intended.
Want to learn more about your will options? Call our compassionate and
insightful Beaumont estate planning attorneys today.