Count On Skilled, Savvy Legal Help In Estate Planning And Probate Matters
No one wants to think about their own mortality, which is why so many people delay estate planning. But with the help of a good attorney, planning your estate can be easy and stress-free. More importantly, it can provide a sense of security and peace of mind.
In the San Antonio Metro area, the firm to contact for help is Sparks Law Office, PLLC. I founded my own firm so that I could give each client the personalized attention and service they deserve during the estate planning and probate processes. When you contact me, you can be sure I will treat you and your legal needs as a top priority.
Common Elements Of A Texas Estate Plan
Technically, there is no such thing as a “standard” estate plan. Each plan can and should be customized to the individual whose estate it represents. That being said, many carefully crafted plans contain similar documents and legal instruments, including:
- A last will and testament
- One or more trusts
- Designated durable power of attorney
- A living will (also known as a directive to physicians)
- Designated medical power of attorney (health care proxy)
- Beneficiary designations for insurance policies, retirement accounts and other assets that are not transferred via a will
As you can see, a good estate plan includes provisions for passing your assets to intended heirs and beneficiaries. But it also includes provisions protecting you in the event that you become unable to make or communicate decisions for yourself (known as incapacity). Both are highly important and will benefit your family members as well.
It’s Never Too Early To Start Planning Your Estate
If you are an adult of any age, it’s a good idea to start planning your estate. This is especially true for parents of young children. You never know what the future holds, and you want to be sure that your children will have the care and resources they need if the unthinkable occurs.
When you contact my firm, I would be happy to discuss the safeguards we can build into your plan to protect and provide for your kids in the event of their parents’ untimely deaths or other unforeseen tragedies.
Let Me Guide Your Family Through The Complex Probate Process
Settling a loved one’s estate and final affairs would be tricky and time-consuming even under ideal circumstances. But doing so while also grieving a loss can feel overwhelming. Thankfully, the help of a knowledgeable attorney can greatly improve the process and ensure a proper completion without costly errors or omissions.
The length and complexity of the process will depend on factors such as whether a valid will exists, the size of the estate, any unclear estate planning documents and the size and number of estate debts to be resolved. No matter what the case requires, you can let me handle most of the details while you focus on taking care of yourself and other grieving family members.
Discuss Your Legal Needs With An Attorney For Free
From my New Braunfels Office, Sparks Law Office, PLLC, serves clients throughout the San Antonio metro area, including Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays counties. To take advantage of a free initial consultation, contact me online or call 830-579-9334.