Contemplating a day when you are no longer around to enjoy your family, pursue your dreams, and relax with the people you love most can be painful. For some people, this thought is so painful that they neglect estate planning altogether. While no one likes to think about a time when they are no longer around, estate planning is one of the most important things you can do for your family.
At Nelson Law Group, we help you plan while contemplating and protecting your family’s needs. We offer the following documents:
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Medical & Financial Power of Attorney
- Medical Authorizations
- Burial Directives
- Advanced healthcare directives/living wills
- Declarations of guardianship
You Need a Will
A Last Will and Testament, often referred to simply as a will, is a written legal declaration itemizing how a person wants his or her affairs handled after death. The will can make dispositions of property, set up trusts, and establish guardians upon a person’s death. Under Texas law, a will must identify the person making the will or “Testator,” be written with “testamentary intent,” and be executed with requisite testamentary formalities. State law also requires that the Testator have “testamentary capacity,” including being of sound mind. A will can be straightforward and simple or very complex, depending on the estate and what the Testator wants to ac-complish.
If you are interested in a will, it is best to contact an attorney and to have the will drafted and executed properly to make sure that the it complies with Texas probate law. If your will is declared invalid after your death, substantial legal costs, delays, and unnecessary tax liability may be incurred, and your property may be awarded to someone other than who you wanted to have it.
At Nelson Law Group, we will guide you through the process and help you make thoughtful, informed decisions in drafting your will.
Bottom line: Have a plan, and make sure it matches your needs
When it comes to protecting your family’s future for years down the road, it is always imperative to have an estate planning attorney in your corner. Not only will we help you put a plan in place, but we will counsel you on which documents are best suited for your specific needs and then make sure they are flexible enough to stand the test of time. When life changes and updates need to be made, you can rest assured that we have the necessary experience to ensure we will always have your back.