Why Hire an Estate Planning Lawyer?
Estate Planning Lawyer
Sometimes in life, the answers you discover for yourself are the ones that stay with you and ring most true. Clausell Law Firm has found this to be the case for many individuals. If we may, what would be your answers to the following questions?
- Do you want to be the one that decides who takes care of your children in case of your death?
- Do you want to decide what happens to your assets when you pass on?
- Would you like to decide who handles all matters dealing with your estate?
- Would you like your wishes carried out regarding how your assets are distributed and to whom?
- Do you want to make absolutely certain that your spouse, your children and any others you desire, are able to be your benefactors?
- Would you prefer a court, or yourself, to decide on the important questions listed above?
Clausell Law Firm does not ask these questions to put you on the spot, but to illustrate that most of us want to be in control of our lives and take care of those we leave behind. Estate planning is not necessarily difficult to accomplish. Frequently, it can be done without a large time investment on your part. It does take an understanding of the laws and practices of our state. When done correctly, it is customized to your needs and wishes, which is always what we strive to do. Estate planning is about knowing the laws well and caring about you and your family. That is why you will deal with a professional Houston estate planning attorney.
How an Attorney Can Help
With an experienced attorney, the large estate taxes or death taxes that are frequently paid can either be reduced or eliminated. Federal and state laws concerning trusts, wills, trust administration, special needs trusts and other aspects of estate planning are very specific. The laws do undergo change and it is important that estate planning takes those changes into consideration. They regulate what can be in a will or trust and what can't. They can direct who can be a personal representative for you and who can't. An experienced attorney will know this information and be able to competently provide the legal documents that best suit your needs.
A bottom line result of proper estate planning, done by a skilled attorney, is that it can save your estate large amounts of money and preserve assets. At the same time, it can greatly reduce the stress that can accompany the passing of a loved one and the handling of an estate. Many times there are specialized situations, such as a disabled loved one, a spouse who is a non-U.S. citizen and others. These require specific solutions in order to ensure they are properly taken care of. Clausell Law Firm would like you to feel that you can discuss any part of your estate planning with us at any time. Our job is to serve you and ultimately those you care about.