As you approach retirement and beyond, you will probably find yourself with a solid nest egg and a variety of other assets you want to protect and pass on to your loved ones. Additionally, with old age, there is a danger of diseases and medical conditions that limit your ability to make decisions.
No matter what stage of life you are in, it is a good idea to prepare for every possible situation. While you may think you need a last will and testament, what you truly need is an estate plan. These comprehensive plans can include everything from funeral arrangements to the transfer of family heirlooms and property. Regardless of your income or age, everyone should have an estate plan to make these decisions official. Working with a wills and trusts attorney can make the process easier.
I am Jon T. Oden, Attorney at Law. I help individuals throughout North Texas and the Texas Panhandle establish and create the following for their estate plans:
Health Care Directives
Powers of Attorney
As your wills and trusts attorney in Wylie, Texas, I will work with you personally to explain your options and help create a tailored estate plan that meets your goals, protects your assets, and covers all possible eventualities. With the estate plan we create, you will control your property during life and know that it will be transferred at death according to your wishes.
The purpose of the probate of a will is to validate the will and authorizing a personal representative (an “Executor”) to manage and distribute the assets following the instructions of the will. I am familiar with this process and try to make it as easy and smooth as possible. I have helped children, other loved ones, and banks complete the probate process, and I am ready to help you. While probate may seem complicated, the process in Texas is simpler than it is in most other states. That is not to say you do not need a lawyer to help you. If a loved one dies without a will, I will lead you through the process and ensure that everything is completed fairly and according to the law.
You need an attorney like me to help you with estate planning and probate. It is never too early or too late to begin planning for the future. Schedule an initial consultation with me in Wylie, Texas today!