Estate Planning Lawyers in Richardson, TX
Let G.J. Chavez & Associates, P.C. Protect Your Future & Family
Many people have an estate – not only the wealthy. Your estate consists of your home, vehicles, checking and savings accounts, personal possessions, retirement plans, and life insurance policies. In the event you pass away, you want to make sure your loved ones are taken care of during this difficult time and in the future. Estate planning enables you to ensure your assets are distributed and how you decide on medical affairs if you become incapacitated.
At G.J. Chavez & Associates, P.C., we are committed to providing compassionate and personalized legal solutions to protect what matters most and give you well-deserved peace of mind. Our legal team will thoroughly examine your estate and draft a customized plan, which addresses all your needs and concerns.
Our firm provides the following types of estate planning services:
- Powers of Attorney
- Healthcare Directives
- Tax Planning
- Succession Plans
- Elder Law
Do not wait to contact us today at (972) 460-9300 to speak with our Richardson estate planning attorneys. Providing experienced legal services in English and Spanish!
Making a Will in Texas
A “last will and testament” is a legal document that details your plan for how your assets are distributed upon your death. While creating a will is not a requirement in Texas, state laws will determine the distribution of an estate’s assets without one.
A last will and testament can do the following:
- Name an executor, who is someone who ensures your wishes are fulfilled
- Establish how your property is distributed
- Name a guardian(s) for your minor children
- Name a trusted individual to manage your minor children’s inheritance
If you pass away without a will in Texas, then the state’s “intestacy” laws dictate how your assets will be distributed. According to these laws, your closest relatives (e.g., spouse and children) will be given your property. If you do not have a spouse nor children, then your parents, siblings, or other relatives will get your property.
To finalize a will, you must sign the document in front of two witnesses, who are at least 14 years of age and must – in turn – sign your will in front of you. Although it is not mandatory to have your will notarized, doing so will speed up the probate process.
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Whether you are interested in drafting a will or need legal assistance making edits or destroying an old version, our legal team is here to help you manage your future in any way. Each client receives attentive and customized legal counsel to ensure your unique circumstances are met.
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