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Texas Estate Planning Attorneys

Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations
Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, trusts and estates attorneys at Rogers & Whitley, L.L.P. can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Drafting wills, powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney and other planning documents
  • Assisting you in choosing executors, trustees and guardians
  • Drafting directives to physicians
  • Preparing trusts  including life insurance trusts, inter vivos trusts and testamentary trusts
  • Analysis of estate tax issues

Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort.  We analyze your estate then strategize with you to help you select the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting your personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your last will and testament
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary to insure that your assets and properties are distributed as you intend.  It is particularly important if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the Probate Code and ultimately the court determines how your property is distributed and who cares for your children — decisions that might not reflect your desires.

Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals.

Probate

We apply our extensive knowledge about Texas probate court to guide you through the process of probating a will in Texas. We assist executors in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Probating the will with the probate court
  • Representing executors in administering the  estate and making filings required by the Texas Probate Code
  • Working with accountants and valuation experts
  • Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate

Contact an estate planning law firm you can trust, Rogers & Whitley, L.L.P.

For estate planning services in Austin and throughout Texas, call Rogers & Whitley, L.L.P. at 512-334-4600 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

 

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