Houston Wills Attorney

Estate Planning Lawyers To Help You Draft A Comprehensive Will

At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, our intention is to use our experience and knowledge in the area of estate planning to safeguard your estate and assets. Our Houston estate planning attorneys work to provide you with valuable services and deliver the results you are looking for. With 30 years of experience practicing law, we have prepared and drafted wills and trusts for clients. We understand just how important it is to know that your wishes will be upheld and that your assets will be distributed the way you choose. You can rely on our Houston estate planning attorneys and team to advise you on which type of will you need.

There are several different types of wills, which include:

  • Complex will
  • Simple will
  • Living will

About Living Wills

A living will is a document that states the author's intentions should a medical disaster arise. If they become unable to speak for themselves due to some unforeseen circumstance, this document will direct family and medical staff on how to proceed with medical care. It is always a good idea to take precautions and our team of Houston estate planning lawyers can help you do it!

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Complex Wills VS. Simple Wills

When writing a will, it is important to discern whether a simple or complex will better suits your needs. If you expect that in the event of your death there will be little to take care of in terms of your affairs, a simple will may be most appropriate. A simple will points out beneficiaries, explains how you want your property to be distributed, and can select a guardian for any minor children you may have. It is a straightforward document designed for simple situations.

Complex wills take into account any unusual situations beyond the distribution of property.

A complex will may be needed if you expect any of the following issues to arise after your death:

  • Estate tax may applies to your assets
  • You have a great deal of property, assets, or money
  • You operate or own a business
  • Someone may contest your will
  • You had a previous marriage
  • You have children with someone other than your current spouse or partner
  • You want to designate money to come to a child at a certain time
  • You need to financially care for a loved one with special needs

If you are unsure which type of will is right for you, fill out a case evaluation! We will get back to you with advice!

Elements of a Well-Written Will

We are very familiar with all of the requirements that a will should meet in order to ensure your estate plan is complete. Any will should be written very clearly so as to not leave any room for question. In addition, it should name at least one executor, clearly state who will receive what, cover any contingencies, and state the names of anyone you are excluding from your estate. It is also a good idea to name a guardian for any minor children or grandchildren. You may also wish to include an inventory of all investments, assets, and property, and specify any trusts that you want to include. A Houston estate planning lawyer from Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny can help you make sound decisions and craft a will that will preserve your legacy.

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