Preparing for taking care of your family after your passing can be a difficult task. Part of this task is creating the proper documentation that outlines what happens to your estate. Creating a will can make this process much easier on your family. A will is a document that outlines what should be done with personal property after the death of that individual.
There is no legal requirement for a person to have a will. However, if a person dies without one, the estate will be distributed according to state law. A will can also name the person who will handle the estate after death and decrease the expenses of estate administration.
At Neal Ashmore, our attorneys assist clients throughout Texas with the drafting of wills and living wills. We will meet with you to discuss the specifics of your estate and what is in your best interests. Our lawyers consider the type and amount of assets you own and, according to your goals, will advise you on the best documents to meet your needs.
The creation of a will, living will or health care power of attorney can provide peace of mind when unforeseen events happen. Instead of your loved ones having to make difficult decisions regarding life support and end-of-life treatment, those decisions will already have been made and will be in the hands of a legally-authorized person.
It is a risk to go without a will or living will, especially if you have children. Take the opportunity to outline your wishes and make sure that they are carried out when you can no longer make those decisions for yourself.