Estate Planning Guidance For Every Stage Of Your Family’s Life
Contrary to popular belief, every family needs an estate plan, no matter how old or young its members may be. If you’re legally married, and especially if you have minor children, you need to designate who would inherit your assets and who would care for your children if you should pass away.
At The Morgan Law Office, we are attorneys Brent and Piper Morgan, and we understand Texas families and their estate planning and probate needs. As a married couple and parents ourselves, we can relate to your circumstances and strive to make estate planning comfortable for you.
Why Hire An Estate Planning Or Probate Attorney?
We often get asked why a family or individual should hire an attorney for their estate planning needs. After all, the internet is filled with do-it-yourself forms! Our answer is simple. You do not want the legal and financial headaches that come with making a mistake with your estate plan, nor do you want to leave an estate administration or probate mess for your loved ones to clean up.
Different families have different needs in terms of estate plans for their members. Here’s a sampling of the kinds of estate documents we can prepare for you:
- A last will and testament to designate guardians for your minor children, who will administer your estate and alternates for each of those roles.
- A living trust or another form of trust, which can help you during your lifetime when applying for Medicaid, and which can smoothly transfer assets to the next generation without probate.
- Health care powers of attorney, which will designate a friend or loved one to handle important medical decisions at the end of your life, or if you become unable to make those decisions for yourself.
- An advanced medical directive or “living will,” which guides the person you’ve entrusted with your health care power of attorney with your wishes for end-of-life care.
If you’ve been named the estate administrator for a loved one who recently died, we can help you navigate the Texas probate process, whether your loved one engaged in estate planning before they died or not. We will provide compassionate and trustworthy guidance and help you close their estate in a timely manner. We can also help you update estate planning documents if your family structure changes due to divorce.