Houston Estate Planning Lawyer
Let Our Experienced Attorney Safeguard Your Future
When you have worked all your life to earn a substantial amount of assets,
it's only natural to want to protect them. As you gather more, you
may start to wonder what will happen to them after you are gone, how they
can help your loved ones in the future, and how best to arrange them.
The laws surrounding estate planning and finance are so numerous and complicated.
Having a Houston estate planning lawyer on your side can prove invaluable.
At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, we are well-versed in designing
successful estate plans and helping clients navigate the complex process
of probate and other financial obstacles.
We offer assistance with:
If you need personalized attention to help deal with your estate planning issue, contact us
What Are the Benefits of Estate Planning?
Any individual, regardless of the exact amount of wealth and assets you
have, can benefit from estate planning. This helps to keep your wealth
within your family, away from expensive taxes, and ensure that your assets
are distributed in the desired way. If you don't have a will, your
family or the state may end up deciding who is entitled to your assets,
and much will go to taxes.
Why Would You Need to Set Up a Living Will?
A living will is a document put in place while the author is alive to specify
medical directions in the event that the author cannot speak for themselves.
For example, a living will might include an order to not resuscitate if
the author is terminally ill or in a coma. An attorney can help you specify
exactly which decisions to make and what to include in a living will,
should something like this ever happen to you or your loved one.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
With over 30 years of experience in estate planning, our attorney can not
only help you figure out which plan is best for your situation, but they
can help you take charge of your future. If you are in need of an advocate
to guide you through the probate process in the wake of a loss, we can
offer thorough and efficient solutions.
In addition, if you are concerned for your loved ones having to deal with
the probate process after you are gone, you might consider creating a
trust to allow them to avoid it. In any case, you should prepare a will
in the very least, because if you are unprepared in the event of your
death, there is a chance that your property can be claimed by the state of Texas.
Tell Us About Your Situation
When you get started with a
case evaluation, we can start to design a unique solution for you. We give each of our
clients personalized attention, being certain that all their needs are
heard and addressed. If you are unsure if estate planning is right for
you at this stage in your life, we welcome any questions that you might
have. It is common to be unaware that you needed to take any precautions
at all, but more often than not people are very glad they asked. Having
a well-built estate can be an extremely financially sound choice.
Call (713) 936-2300 today to get in touch with a Houston
estate planning lawyer who can explain everything!