Estate Planning & Probate
Northeast Tarrant County, Texas Estate Planning and Probate Attorney
When you are serious about protecting your loved ones, work with an experienced lawyer to create an estate plan. Whether he or she knows it or not everyone in Texas has a will. The Texas Estates Code defines exactly how to divide property among your loved ones when you pass away. The problem is that the process often places a huge burden on those you care about most. Moreover, the law does not guarantee that your assets will be divided the way you would like or the way that is best for your individual family.
At Jefferson Law Office, PLLC in North Richland Hills, Texas, attorney Larry Jefferson assists people and their families in creating estate plans. Larry has over 20 years of experience as an attorney. With in-depth knowledge of wills and estates, he draws from this experience to guide clients through the estate planning process.
An estate plan is more than a will. A skilled attorney will help you take much more into consideration. Your attorney will help you consider designating someone to make medical decisions in the event that you cannot do so. He will help you consider the tax consequences of giving away an estate or a business. He will also help you consider if your gift should be protected by the creation of a trust.
Our law firm helps people with all of these considerations. We assist in the creation of a wide range of estate planning documents:
- Trusts (for example a revocable living trust)
- Designation of guardians
- Medical Powers of Attorney
- Financial Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Directives
Guiding You Through the Probate Process
What steps do you take to administer your loved one's estate? At Jefferson Law Office, PLLC, we can answer this question. We guide clients through the probate process by educating them about the law and advising them on which decisions are best for their situation.
In Texas there are different forms of probate administration. Depending on how the will is drafted you may go through either independent or dependent administration. In an independent administration an executor or executrix is appointed and the estate is administered without the direct supervision of the court. Dependent administration, however, is more complex. The court supervises every substantial action under a dependent administration.
To schedule an initial consultation about your estate planning or probate needs contact Jefferson Law Office, PLLC at 817-562-4099.