Attorney in Arlington, Texas: Wills and Estates
Estate Planning for Individuals and Families throughout Tarrant County
If you have decided that you need to create a plan for the distribution and/or protection of your assets in the event of your death or incapacity, you want a lawyer with a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques available to help you accomplish your objectives. You want someone who will provide clear direction, so that you can create and implement a plan that simplifies the process for your heirs. The planning that you do now can help avoid disputes that can divide your family in the event of your incapacity or after your death.
At the law offices of Karen Cushman, P.C. in Arlington, we work closely with clients who need to establish and implement plans for the distribution of assets and/or the protection of children upon death. We understand the emotions that accompany end-of-life planning and we take a caring and compassionate approach when assisting you with your estate planning. Contact us to schedule a free 20-minute consultation to discuss your probate estate matter.
Our Estate Planning Practice
When we prepare your estate plan, we begin by learning as much as we can about you. We will identify your assets and obligations, as well as what you hope to accomplish with your estate plan. Next, we will carefully explain the different estate planning strategies, including the use of wills, trusts, or joint titling of property in the event of your death. We also stress the importance of protecting your assets while living, in the event of your incapacity or disability. If necessary, we will utilize financial and tax advisors to help you understand the consequences of each approach and whether a specific strategy will help you avoid probate, if that is desirable.
Once you have determined the approach you want to take, we will prepare and execute all the documents required to put your estate plan in place, including:
- Simple wills
- Powers of attorney
- Health care powers of attorney
- Financial powers of attorney
- Living wills and health care directives
Regardless of the size of your estate, it is in your best interest to prepare and implement an estate plan. This sort of planning is especially important in today's world with the proliferation of blended families. Without a plan for the distribution of your assets, your property will be distributed according to Texas statute and may not go where you want it to go.
For legal representation with a high degree of personal attention, contact our offices to schedule a free 20-minute consultation. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.