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For assistance with the division of your assets before you pass, consult with an experienced estate planning attorney to ensure all your affairs are in order. Making final arrangements before you die allows you to designate who will oversee your health and financial decisions at the end of your life and will also protect your assets for your loved ones.
To learn more about estate planning, contact our office today at (281) 810-9760 or get in touch with us online.
How to Create an Estate Plan in Houston, TX
Upon your death, your loved ones will be left with a lot of responsibilities. Set them up for success by creating an estate plan, so that they will not have to worry about dividing — or possibly losing (in the case that you did not set up a will) — your assets. To complete an estate plan, you must take the following steps:
- Create and sign a will, and name a trustee. This ensures that the division of your assets and property will go to your appointed successor(s).
- Name your beneficiaries.
- Write a letter detailing other information, such as funeral arrangements, to give to your loved ones.
- Decide if you want to create a durable power of attorney or a document that allows someone else to make legal, financial, and health decisions on your behalf.
- Review your estate plan every three to five years. Make modifications as you see fit.
What Happens if I Do Not Have an Estate Plan in the State of Texas?
If you die without writing up a last will in your estate plan, then the state you resided in will determine who inherits your assets. In the state of Texas, if you die without a will you have died intestate. In these cases, Texas intestate succession laws will be used to determine who will receive your property and assets.
Luckily, the state factors in certain information before making these decisions. The main factors considered are: if you are married with children, single with children, or childless and unmarried. The state also picks who gets access to community (also known as marital) property and separate property.
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Our Houston, TX estate planning lawyers are dedicated to our clients. If you are looking for assistance with your estate planning needs, we provide insightful and tailored legal counsel. When it comes to matters of your estate, turn to a law firm you can trust.
To get started on estate planning, call us today at (281) 810-9760 or fill out our contact form online.