Estate Planning And Probate Services In Texas
Many people tend to delay or forgo estate planning altogether. Doing so is a mistake. A comprehensive estate plan can help ensure that your wishes will be honored and provide you with peace of mind. An estate plan can also help streamline the probate process, placing significantly less stress on your family members.
I am Chris M. “Matt” Dillon, a Bastrop-based attorney who has been helping meet the legal needs of people throughout Texas for more than 18 years. To discuss your estate planning and probate needs, call me at 512-764-3837.
Using The Proper Estate Planning Tools To Help Meet Your Goals
A proper estate plan will often consist of more than just a last will and testament. There are a number of estate planning tools that may be used depending on your desires and goals, including:
Trusts: The creation of a trust can help ensure that your loved ones are taken care of after you have gone. A trust can also establish care for yourself should you ever become disabled or incapacitated. In addition, there are a number of legal and tax benefits that come with establishing a trust.
Wills: A will provides you with the opportunity to decide how your assets are to be distributed upon your death. A will can also enable you to set up a plan for the financial and/or custodial care for any minor children you have.
Powers of attorney: A financial and/or medical power of attorney enables you to appoint a trusted person who will make decisions regarding your assets and/or health care should you ever become incapacitated.
Health care directives: A health care directive allows you to make your wishes known regarding difficult decisions, such as whether to perform CPR or provide mechanical breathing in the event that you are unable to give consent to these decisions.
Guiding You Through The Probate And Estate Administration Process
In addition to estate planning, I also help guide families through the probate and estate administration process. I will work hard to help simplify the process as much as possible while providing you with efficient, effective service.