At Weisinger Law Firm, PLLC, our Bulverde estate planning attorneys have the skills and experience to help you find peace through planning. We strive to provide exceptional, personalized legal guidance to each and every client. Your case matters. Focusing on legacy, support, education, charity, and dignity, our lawyers will help you put the right plan in place for yourself and your family. For a free initial estate planning consultation, please do not hesitate to call us today.
A will (last will and testament) is an estate planning document that serves several purposes. It can be used to appoint an executor, name a guardian for young children, and distribute your assets to your beneficiaries. We want to make sure that you have a comprehensive, customized will that is truly suited to meet your unique needs. If you have any questions about will planning, please call our Bulverde estate planning lawyers for guidance. During a free initial consultation, we will be more than happy to answer your questions and help you get a better understanding of your situation.
There are two basic categories of probate in Texas: Probate with a will and probate without a will. When a person passes away with a will, the document’s validity must be confirmed and the property/assets covered by the will are subject to probate. When a person passes away without a will, then their entire estate will be handled in accordance with the Texas intestacy laws. Our Bulverde, TX probate lawyers assist clients with the full range of legal matters.
Trusts are one of the most useful tools in the toolbox of an estate planner. Offering flexibility, confidentiality, and efficiency, a trust may be the best way for you to leave money or property to your loved ones. That being said, setting up a trust can be a complicated endeavor. Not only are there many different types of trusts, but they are not the best option in every situation. Our Bulverde estate planning lawyers have deep experience helping clients with matters of trust planning. We will help you find the right solution for your specific situation.
Powers Of Attorney
Powers of attorney are simply written authorizations that allow a person to act on behalf of another. There are several different types of powers of attorney, including a durable power of attorney, medical power of attorney, and specific power of attorney. We help our clients construct a framework that ensures that their health, safety, and legal rights will be fully protected—no matter what unexpected event might happen. Without a power of attorney in place, your loved ones may be forced to fight in court to get the authority to manage your affairs.
In Texas, guardianship is the process through which one person assumes responsibility for another person. With the authority granted by a guardianship, one can better deal with governmental entities, financial institutions, and healthcare powers. You may need to obtain a guardianship for an adult child with special needs, an elderly parent who can no longer manage their own day to day situation, or an otherwise incapacitated person. Guardianships are extremely complicated. It is not easy to get one put in place. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for disputes to arise. Our compassionate Bulverde, TX guardianship lawyers are here to help you navigate the full range of guardianship cases.
Special Needs Planning
Are you considering providing money, assets, or property to a loved one with special needs? If so, it is imperative that you speak to a qualified Texas special needs planning attorney before taking any action. The absolute last thing you want is for your generosity to cause problems for your vulnerable loved one. Under state and federal regulations, government programs—including Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and Medicaid—are strictly “means-tested.” As a result, leaving assets to a special needs person could disqualify them from receiving their benefits. This can be avoided. By setting up a Special Needs Trust (SNT), you can provide financial protection to someone you care about without rendering them ineligible for the social services that they depend on.
At Weisinger Law Firm, PLLC, our Bulverde estate planning attorneys are skilled, diligent advocates for individuals and families throughout Comal County, Texas. If you have any questions or concerns about estate planning, we are more than happy to help. For a free, completely private initial consultation with an estate planning lawyer, please contact our legal team today. We represent clients in Bulverde and all over the wider region.
Bulverde Practice Areas
Estate Planning | Probate | Trusts | Wills | Powers of Attorney | Guardianship | Special Needs | Adoption | Business Law