How Can a Houston Will Attorney Help Me?
The Importance of Establishing a Will
If you do not make your wishes clear in a Will, the State of Texas will decide these things for you. Based on very specific laws, without a Will, a court will determine the distribution of your estate. Additionally, without a Will, your wishes on who will raise your children can be ignored and decided by the court instead. The Will lawyers in Houston at The Larson Law Office can help prevent this situation from occurring.
Without an established Will, your heirs may also not receive the assets you would have left to them and other loved ones may be left out entirely. If someone dies without a Will, the court will divide their estate according to Texas’s intestacy laws. These laws provide a default set of rules about how to divide an estate. It is very likely that the intestacy rules will differ significantly from your wishes.
Even with a Will, there can be long delays in the distribution of an estate due to court proceedings deciding how the estate is to be distributed and who the heirs are. Expensive and drawn-out legal battles from not having a Will, or if the Will is not properly executed and drafted by an effective Houston Will lawyer.
Benefits of Having a Will In Texas
The greatest benefit of having a Will is your ability to clearly manage your legacy. A Will provides specific instructions to your executor regarding your estate. Beyond distributing your assets, a Will gives you the opportunity to:
- Include or exclude certain beneficiaries;
- Clarify any non-monetary gifts you wish to make and to whom; and
- Appoint guardians or trustees for your minor children.
Creating a Will that clearly states your wishes for your estate is a very important step in an individual’s estate planning and we provide these services in a cost-effective way. By working with our Houston Will lawyers, you can help ensure that your Last Will and Testament does exactly what you want it to regarding the inheritance of your assets and property.
Planning Your Estate
In addition to setting up a Will, estate planning can also address health care decisions in case of incapacity, financial powers of attorney, and many other important issues, such as guardianship and custody of your children and other vital matters.
Having powers of attorney and healthcare directives in place is just as important as having a thorough Will. These documents allow you to appoint someone else to make important financial and healthcare decisions for you if you become unable to make those decisions yourself.
Powers of attorney are frequently accompanied by a directive to physicians and a HIPAA waiver. A Houston Will attorney can help you draft and execute these documents along with your Will.
Why Choose The Larson Law Office?
When we formed The Larson Law Office in 2009, we did so because we saw gaps in the Houston legal market. Specifically, we felt there was an unmet need with respect to high-quality personalized representation for Texas families.
From the start, we’ve run our law firm without unnecessary staff or assistants; when you contact The Larson Law Office, you will speak with one of our two experienced attorneys, not a junior attorney or paralegal.
In addition, we have years of experience representing clients in a variety of family law matters, including estate planning. Because we operate our firm ourselves, we’ve been able to reduce the overall cost. For our clients, this means we can offer affordable hourly rates and fees for Texas families and family-owned businesses.
We believe the best way we can serve our clients is by personalizing our representation. Doing so allows us to be more responsive to each client’s specific needs and concerns. Choosing The Larson Law Office will give you access to a highly personal Will attorney in Houston.
Need to Establish a Will? Contact Our Will Attorneys Serving Houston Today
We understand how critically important it is to have a Will that takes care of your family and those you love with as little interference by the State of Texas and probate officials as possible. We are dedicated to helping families and individuals craft a comprehensive Will that is custom and tailored to the client’s exact wishes for the client’s estate.
For experienced legal help in planning your affairs, call Houston’s Will lawyers at The Larson Law Office today, or give us a call at 713-221-9088 to schedule a free consultation.
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