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Houston Wills And Estate Planning Attorney

Estate planning may seem far away, but planning now makes life easier later.

It’s easy to put off thinking about wills and estate planning when end-of-life issues seem a distant concern. But if a loved one passes on without having made the proper arrangements, you will know firsthand the stress and hassle this can cause to whatever family is left behind. It’s never too soon to prepare a will or make arrangements for an estate plan.

At Law Thompson, P.C., we can help put a plan in place that gives you and your family peace of mind, knowing that your assets will be distributed according to your desires when you pass on.

Contact our Houston law firm at 281-369-8665, and start the process of making sure your wishes are respected when the time comes.

Creating A Blueprint For Future Generations

Our firm is savvy about creating tailored estate plans that address important end-of-life concerns, including:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Medical power of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Trusts

These are essential tools that either clarify your wishes or appoint designated people to make important decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated. Having a comprehensive will and estate plan in place before you need it is one of the best gifts you can give your family. Make an appointment to speak with Houston wills and probate lawyer Travis Thompson to start the process of preparing for the future.

Following Through With Probate

When your loved one dies, his or her estate enters probate. At this time, it’s essential to have an efficient and knowledgeable probate lawyer to help you streamline the process of executing a will (if present) and deal with any creditors so the person’s estate can be distributed as planned. The probate process need not be lengthy and expensive when you have the right lawyer overseeing the details. Attorney Travis Thompson can help you through this necessary passage and guide you toward the future with clarity.

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Estate Planning And Probate FAQs

I need peace of mind that my family will have financial security in case of incapacitation and death of our senior loved ones, as well as health problems of my own, down the road. What would you suggest?

Estate planning provides the best legal and financial preparation that you and relatives can depend on for the future. An experienced estate and probate attorney can explain the many benefits of having a customized plan that addresses your specific issues. The right combination of useful estate tools is a will, trust, power of attorney and advance health care directive. When you sign off on such a document, you’ll spare your family members all kinds of inconvenience, including the often time-consuming, expensive probate process.

Is estate planning strictly for retirees?

No. A forward-looking estate plan that anticipates any difficulty can work to the advantage of anyone of any age, marital status or size of estate. Even young families with small children are prime candidates for new and refreshed estate plans. A knowledgeable estate lawyer will listen to your goals and translate them into binding documentation that can withstand any challenge.

A disgruntled former beneficiary is threatening to contest the will of a recently deceased relative. Do you get involved in these kinds of family squabbles?

At Law Thompson, P.C., we welcome the opportunity to negotiate or, if necessary, litigate a fair outcome to the kind of contentious will contest that divides families. During a smooth estate administration, we can skillfully coordinate efforts with executors, trustees and beneficiaries for the result that a decedent had in mind. When disagreements arise, however — challenges to a will’s validity, allegations of incompetency and undue influence, last-minute changes to a will by a suspect former caregiver, for examples — we can step in to take immediate charge of your case. We research, advise and advocate with equal proficiency.

How time-consuming and costly are probate?

Various factors go into determining the likely expensive, simplicity or complexity of a probate proceeding. Such factors include whether or not the deceased left a valid written will; the deceased’s marital status at the time of death; the number of heirs and whether or not any of these heirs are minor children; and the nature and extent of the deceased’s property and debts.

Texas law furnishes several probate options, the recommended selection of which will need to be based on a consideration of these various factors. Fortunately, the probate procedures for many simple and uncontested estates can quite often be handled very quickly and affordably.

Of course, estates having complex property issues or estates with various heirs challenging one another for the management or share of an estate can necessarily lead to complication and considerable expense. Our firm can assess and analyze an estate, and recommend the most suitable probate option given the existing circumstances.

Is this an optimistic outlook, even with a lawyer participating?

It’s a realistic outlook. Your first step to making sense of what’s about to happen is to contact Law Thompson, P.C., in Houston, Texas, and arrange an initial consultation. Our law firm’s founder Travis Thompson is more than glad to answer any question or address any concern you might have. We represent clients in Harris County, Montgomery County and surrounding counties.

Call A Houston Estate Planning Attorney Today

Whether you need a simple will or a more involved elaborate estate plan, Law Thompson, P.C., of Houston, Texas, is ready to help. Contact us or call us at 281-369-8665 to set up your consultation. We represent clients in Harris County, Montgomery County and surrounding counties.