At Weisinger Law Firm, PLLC, our Alamo Heights estate planning attorneys believe that every family deserves skilled and attentive representation. We are committed to providing compassionate, reliable, and knowledgeable estate planning services to clients in Alamo Heights and throughout the surrounding communities. We will take the time to understand your situation, know your objectives, and offer recommendations that are customized to your needs. To set up a free, completely confidential consultation with a skilled Texas estate planning lawyer, please call us today.
A last will & testament is an important estate planning document used for several different purposes. It is recommended that every adult in Alamo Heights, TX draft a customized will. Among other things, your will may be used to name an executor, outline funeral arrangements, name a guardian for any children/dependents, and distribute assets. When drafted properly, a will can go a long way towards saving your family from confusion, frustration, and even potential conflict. Let our attorneys get to know your unique situation and we will help you better understand what should be in your will.
How the probate process works depends, in large part, on whether or not the decedent had a legally valid will in place. If there is a will, that will must be filed with the local probate court and confirmed. From there, the will executor is responsible for collecting assets, notifying parties, and, eventually, transferring property to the decedent’s selected heirs. If there is no will, the estate must be settled through the Texas intestacy laws. No matter your specific situation, our Texas probate lawyers are prepared to guide you through the process and protect your rights.
While wills can be used to transfer property and assets, it is not always the more effective estate planning tool. Indeed, trusts can be cost-effective, efficient, and flexible. They are not only for the wealthiest of families. Our Texas estate planning attorneys can help you determine how you and your family can benefit from creating a trust. If you live in Alamo Heights and you have any specific questions about trusts or trust planning, please do not hesitate to call our legal team for assistance.
Powers Of Attorney
Unfortunately, there may come a time when you are no longer able to care for yourself or manage your affairs. Whether as a result of an accident or medical condition, you may need to rely on a trusted loved one to make medical, financial, or legal decisions. An important aspect of comprehensive estate planning is ensuring that your loved one has access to the legal tools that they need to protect you. By setting up powers of attorney, you can help your family avoid the potential stress and confusion of seeking guardianship.
A minor or a vulnerable adult may be placed under the purview of a legal guardian. With a guardianship, a trusted person assumes authority for caring for and protecting the interests of a vulnerable loved one. Guardianship proceedings are amongst the most emotionally challenging and complex matters that go before Texas courts. If you live in Alamo Heights and you have questions or concerns about guardianships, we are here to help. Contact us today for free, confidential guidance.
Special Needs Planning
Special needs planning is extremely important. If your child or loved one has special needs, it is imperative that you consult with a lawyer before leaving them money, property, or assets. Do not undermine their ability to receive government benefits. A person with more than $2,000 in assets may be disqualified from Medicaid. There are estate planning options available. Through a Special Needs Trust (SNT), you can offer reliable financial support and help your loved one preserve their eligibility for public programs. At Weisinger Law Firm, PLLC, our estate planning team has deep experience helping parents and families with the challenges and complexities of special needs planning. We will help you create a plan and legal structure that best protects your vulnerable loved one.
At Weisinger Law Firm, PLLC, our Alamo Heights estate planning attorneys are standing by, ready to assist you and your family. We always take the time to get to know our clients, answer all of their questions, and help them understand the process. An effective estate plan is a personalized estate plan. For a free, confidential consultation with an experienced Texas estate planning lawyer, please contact us today. We represent clients in Alamo Heights and throughout Bexar County.
Alamo Heights Practice Areas
Estate Planning | Probate | Trusts | Wills | Powers of Attorney | Guardianship | Special Needs | Adoption | Business Law