Planning for the future can seem like a daunting task. There are so many questions about life, death, and what it all means. Many people wonder what will happen to their loved ones should they become incapacitated or die suddenly. What happens to property, businesses, finances, and personal belongings? What if you have a loved one with special needs?
One of the best ways to prepare for the unexpected events of the future is to utilize an estate plan. Estate planning is the process of preserving assets and establishing how they will be distributed in the event of your incapacitation or death. While estate planning cannot predict the future or the myriad possibilities therein, it can give you a peace of mind that your assets and family are taken into consideration.
Estate Planning Services for Texas
At Daic Law, we work with clients to find the best estate planning options to meet the needs of the client and his or her family. We offer a variety of estate planning services, including:
- Preparing or modifying a will
- Asset protection
- Divorce estate planning
- Special needs trusts
- Philanthropic giving
- Transfer of business upon disability, retirement, or death
- Preparing a living will or advanced directive
We also work with clients in a variety of special considerations to standard estate planning. Contact our estate planning attorney to learn more about our services, or to discuss your estate planning concerns or questions.
Why Estate Planning is Important
Estate planning is important to protect your assets and be certain that your wishes are upheld. When someone dies, his or her estate enters the probate process, or the process of executing a will, distributing assets, etc. The probate process is often an emotional time for families dealing with the incapacitation or loss of a loved one. Having an estate plan already in place, as well as the support of a skilled attorney, can help relieve some the stress and provide comfort for your family.
Estate planning is also helpful in avoiding being considered intestate by Texas law. Intestate refers to someone who died without having a will. In these cases, assets are executed and distributed according to Texas law via the Probate Court. This can be difficult for families because they will have little, if any, say in what happens to the contents of their loved one’s estate.
Texas Estate Planning Legal Guidance you Can Trust
One of the most commonly asked questions about estate planning is, “do I need an attorney to prepare an estate plan?” Technically, creating an estate plan does not require an attorney. However, it is advisable to work with an estate planning attorney to be sure that your estate plan is well executed and in accordance with applicable laws.
You also want to work with an attorney you can trust to consider factors unique to your situation. Every estate plan is different, and every client has different questions, concerns, or considerations. At Daic Law, we work with our clients collaboratively to be sure that the estate planning process is tailored to the needs of you and your family.
To learn more about estate planning, or to schedule a free consultation with our estate planning attorney, contact Daic Law today. Call our office at (713) 808-5246, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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