Life is unpredictable, and there’s no time like the present to get your affairs in order. By utilizing leading technology and process workflow, Texas Estate and Probate Lawyers strives to provide all Texans with access to an attorney for estate planning and probate services.
All too often, clients are charged overpriced services and left with no attorney to contact. Our goal is to bridge this gap by providing effective representation at an accessible price.
Whether you need to develop a full estate plan, basic will, or establish power of attorney, we'll develop a customized plan that fits your circumstances and ensures you and your loved ones are in good hands.
Preparing for the death of a loved one is never easy. We'll ease the stress and help you navigate the process by filing paperwork and distributing assets.
Margaret " Maggie" Mauer
This attorney's professionalism and strong client connection shine in the business succession and probate process. With a listening ear and a foundation of trust, she helps preserve legacies for future generations. Learn more
Estate planning is the legal process of appointing individuals to care for you, your children, your assets, and your finances after your death or incapacity. It also involves designating beneficiaries for your assets. An estate plan consists of all the necessary documents to achieve these goals. Even if you don't have a will or trust, you still have an estate plan established by the state of TX. All states have a default plan for your family and assets in case of your incapacity or death. Estate planning allows you to customize your wishes and opt out of the default plan.
Estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. To provide you with an accurate quote, we need more information about your specific situation. We have transparent pricing on our estate planning products that you can pick and choose from. We strive to clearly explain each product to allow you to make a decision based on your needs.
We understand that cost is a crucial consideration when selecting an attorney, and estate planning is a significant investment for many individuals. Our objective is to maintain transparency and fairness throughout the process. Therefore, we offer flat fees instead of hourly billing, ensuring you know exactly what your investment entails. Additionally, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are dissatisfied with our services, we are committed to rectifying the situation or issuing a refund.
Ultimately, we will only recommend our services if the potential savings from implementing an estate plan exceed our fee.
A power of attorney allows for the appointment of someone to manage property in case of incapacity. It involves naming a trusted agent to handle tasks such as bill payments, tax filing, and business management, in the absence of the individual.
Our process aims to have your estate planning documents signed within 6-8 weeks of your completing the questionnaire, depending on your availability and document review time.
Probate is the court-supervised process of administering an individual's estate upon their death. In cases where there is no will, the estate must undergo probate before the distribution of assets to beneficiaries. Even with a will, probate is still required.
No, this is a big myth. Estate planning is not dependent on financial status, marital status, or parenthood. It involves creating legal documents to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes after your passing, aiming to alleviate the burden on your loved ones during a challenging time. Additionally, estate planning involves designating individuals to handle your property and make healthcare decisions if you become incapacitated, which is relevant to everyone regardless of wealth. Estate planning also allows for you to choose the people you want to care for your minor children upon your death.
An estate plan usually includes a will, medical power of attorney, financial power of attorney, directive to physician, appointment of guardian for minor children, and declaration of guardian for yourself should you the need arise.
When it comes to legal matters involving the management of an individual's assets after their passing, the terms estate law and probate law are often used interchangeably. However, these two terms actually refer to different aspects of the process. Understanding the difference between a probate lawyer and an estate lawyer can be crucial in ensuring that your estate plan is properly handled. Read more
The passing of a loved one brings with it the emotional toll of grief, but also a series of legal proceedings, also known as “probate”. When someone passes away, their assets, properties, and debts must be distributed among their heirs or beneficiaries. This process can be time-consuming, especially if you’re not aware of the legal requirements and steps involved. That’s where a probate attorney comes in. Read more
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