Think you don’t need Estate Planning or a Last Will and Testament? Think again. If you own real estate (i.e. house or land), have joint accounts, or other joint property, you need an Estate Plan which includes a Last Will and Testament. Otherwise, the administration of your estate in the Houston and Harris County, Texas Probate courts could be a costly and stressful process for your beneficiaries and loved ones.
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Regardless of the size of your estate, a well thought out estate plan and a properly drafted Last Will and Testament will make your intentions known, and secure the future of your loved ones.
Probate proceedings where there is no Last Will and Testament can be costly and very stressful for your loved ones, particularly if the Texas Probate Code excludes them as beneficiaries of your estate because you did not make a Will. As the old adage goes, “If you don’t have a Last Will and Testament, the State of Texas has one for you, and you’re probably not going to like it.” DO NOT FALL INTO THIS TRAP.
It is important to know that your spouse, children and/or loved ones are provided for financially. Without a valid Last Will and Testament and comprehensive Estate Planning their future will be uncertain and out of your control. It is imperative that you plan for the future now by seeking help with an Estate Plan, which includes the preparation of a Last Will and Testament and any other documents needed to protect your loved ones.
Experienced Houston estate planning attorneys and Will lawyers know that it is important to meet with their clients and learn about their unique personal and financial circumstances.
Attorney Daniel E. McCarty, Jr. prioritizes his estate planning work and the preparation of Wills for his clients. He makes it a point to meet face-to-face with his clients in his Houston and Harris County, Texas office to walk them through the estate planning process. He also makes himself available to his clients for the years to come so that he may continue to provide them with the advice they need when changes in circumstances necessitate changes to their Estate Planning Documents and/or their Last Will and Testament.
Mr. McCarty can provide you with estate planning and document drafting in the following practice areas:
Daniel E. McCarty, Jr. is a Houston and West Harris County, Texas Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning lawyer who has over twenty (20) years of experience in estate planning, including but not limited to the preparation of the following documents: Wills ( Last Will and Testament ), Trust(s), Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, and Directive to Physicians (or Living Will).
For peace of mind, and to be sure your estate plan, Last Will and Testament, and other estate documents are done right, contact Houston and West Harris County, Texas Attorney Daniel E. McCarty, Jr. now at (713) 464-7000 for a free telephone conference to evaluate your estate planning and Will needs.
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