Abilene & San Angelo Estate Planning Attorney
Wills, Trusts, Probate & More
When people think about estate planning, they often do not know where to begin or what assets might be considered worth including in wills or trusts. They also often do not remember to incorporate plans for advanced medical support or other future needs. Hiring a skilled Abilene and San Angelo estate planning attorney can be a good way to control your finances and protect your assets for the future.
At the Law Offices of David M. White, we provide comprehensive estate planning and administration services for clients. At our firm, we strive to provide the counsel you need at a price you can afford. Our goal is to help you organize your estate to suit your individual needs and goals.
Schedule your free consultation today! Call us at (325) 221-4421.
What is Estate Planning?
Estate planning is the process of making legal arrangements to manage and distribute a person's assets (estate) after their death. It involves making decisions about how you want your assets to be distributed, who you want to receive them, and how you want your affairs to be handled in the event of your incapacity or death. Estate planning typically involves the creation of legal documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance directives.
Some common goals of estate planning include:
- Ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes
- Minimizing estate taxes and other costs
- Providing for the financial needs of your loved ones
- Avoiding probate, or simplifying the probate process
- Planning for incapacity, such as appointing a guardian or conservator
Estate planning is important for everyone, regardless of the size of their estate, as it allows you to control how your assets are distributed and can help avoid disputes among your heirs. It is advisable to consult with an estate planning attorney to ensure that your wishes are carried out effectively and legally.
Comprehensive Probate Services
The death of a loved one can be overwhelming enough without adding in the responsibilities of taking their estate through probate. In these situations, a probate attorney might be just what you need to help you navigate the complex world of paperwork, legwork, and decision making needed to settle an estate that has a will.
A probate attorney can help you with:
- Negotiating with creditors
- Transferring real estate
- Accessing bank accounts and safety deposit boxes
- Distributing assets
- Providing advice and guidance throughout the probate process
- Solving disputes regarding the estate
We also know that not every execution of an estate goes smoothly. Disputes among family members, executors who do not fulfill their responsibilities, and other issues can create discord and slow down the probate process. Our team can help you handle these obstacles.
Types of Estate Planning Services
Our Abilene, TX lawyer works personally with clients to prepare estate plans that fit within their budgets and towards their ultimate financial goals. We provide a wide variety of estate planning services, including:
- Drafting wills
- Preparing trust agreements
- Determining advanced medical directives
- Preparing living wills and trusts
- Updating or correcting existing wills and trusts
Whatever the size of the estate, we have the resources and knowledge to help you protect your assets.
If you wish to plan your estate, modify an existing estate plan, or pursue your right to receive inherited assets, contact our Abilene and San Angelo estate planning attorney online, or call (325) 221-4421.
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