Creating a Last Will and TestamentA Texas Last Will and Testament is a powerful instrument, and your last opportunity to express your wishes or make a statement to those you care about. In fact, under the current state and federal tax law it may be all you need to effectively provide for and protect your family. In combination with a medical power of attorney and durable power of attorney, a will provides an adequate and effective estate plan. Contact our office to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your will.
Your Will Is Only Going to Be Used Once - Bruce Thrasher Will Be Sure Yours Speaks Clearly
In order to ensure your unique interests and circumstances are adequately protected, we will never hand a client a one-size-fits-all will to sign. Instead, we carefully design and create a will to effectively speak on your behalf, post-death. Through his experiences in probate litigation, Mr. Thrasher has seen the problems caused by poorly designed, cookie-cutter wills and trusts. We are committed to providing excellent service to every client and our goal is to help your family and heirs avoid a potential will contest.
With a properly drafted will, the probate process in Texas is relatively simple and inexpensive compared to many other states. Texas has long recognized "independent" probate, meaning that the executor named in your will can fulfill your wishes largely free of court procedures.
Designate Your Children's Guardian, Your Heirs, and the Way in Which Your Estate Should Be Distributed
It is difficult to imagine not being there for your children, but through your will you can designate a guardian and conservator to care for your children in the event of your death, and make sure that a certain relative (who shall remain nameless) is kept as far away as possible. Your will is your last opportunity to leave a message to those you care about and direct the distribution of your assets and personal property. In your will, you appoint a personal representative to manage the administration of your estate. Mr. Thrasher can help you ensure the correct people are appointed to oversee your estate and care for your children.
Probates Without a Will
If you die intestate, without a will, your estate will pass as determined by the Texas legislature, which may not be what you would have preferred. That is never the best solution. By taking the time now to draft a will you will provide your family with greater comfort and predictability in the event of your death. Contact us today to schedule a free, initial consultation to learn more.