Estate Planning is more than just “Wills and Trusts”.
Estate Planning is an opportunity to make advance decisions about your healthcare, property, and death and have those decisions carried out according to your wishes. These are just a few reasons for making an Estate Plan in Texas:
- Determine who will receive your money and property when you pass away, instead of Texas inheritance laws.
- Choose someone who will care for your minor children if you cannot.
- Appoint someone to make financial and medical decisions for you in the event of your illness.
- Express your desires concerning healthcare treatment during a terminal illness.
- Prevent irresponsible or inexperienced relatives from accessing large sums of money.
- Provide for the needs of your loved ones while protecting assets from their creditors.
- Help provide for disabled family members while allowing them to continue qualifying for public benefits such as Medicaid and SSI.
- Save your family and loved ones from the time, expense, and public scrutiny of a Texas heirship proceeding.
- Provide comfort and security to your loved ones during a time of stress.
If you have questions about how your estate planning goals can be accomplished and whether it can be done through a will, trust, and/or a beneficiary designation, contact our office for a consultation. Attorney Adriane S. Grace provides the following estate planning services:
- Revocable Living Trust
- Testamentary trust
- Special Needs Trust
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Advance Directive to Physicians
- Designation of Guardian
- HIPAA Authorization
- Transfer on Death Deed
- Enhanced Life Estate Deed (also known as a “Ladybird Deed”)
- Consultation and advice regarding Texas marital property laws (community property and separate property)
- Marital agreements
Contact us today to learn more about how estate planning can help you.