Wills, Probate and Estate Planning
WILLS, PROBATE & ESTATE PLANNING
The law firm of Davis, Ermis & Roberts, P.C. provides legal services to meet almost every life event one could anticipate. While most of us know the importance of having a will, medical directive and/or power of attorney, sometimes we learn too late how important having these documents truly are.
For most people, a simple will is sufficient to cover most assets; however, there are times when a more complex will and trust agreements will offer a better alternative for the individual’s estate.
Everyone should have a properly executed will. If you have attempted to write your own will or use an online form, it is possible that Texas does not recognize the document. Our attorneys have experience in the drafting of small estate wills as well as more complex wills and utilize their experience in practicing within the Texas Probate Court system to achieve a valid and enforceable will. Dying intestate in Texas, in other words without a will, may give your family and friends complications in probating your estate that you did not anticipate. Protect your assets by effectuating a properly drafted and executed will.
Medical Directives/Living Wills
With recent advances in technology, more people are able to stay alive when they are in an unconscious state. This can pose a problem if the only thing keeping this person alive is a machine. A living will can solve this problem. A properly-executed living will tells doctors and family members what you want when you’re unable to make health decisions. Do you want to be kept alive in certain situations? Ensure that your voice is heard even when you’re unable to talk.
Trusts can be used alongside wills or totally separate. When used with a will, a trust can effectively manage certain assets before and after you pass away. It takes expert estate planning attorneys to know when a trust is a good option. Trusts can also be used by themselves to manage assets for the benefit of someone else. Typically, these are used for children who should not have access to large amounts of money until they become a certain age.
Our Arlington and Grand Prairie estate planning attorneys offer a free initial consultation. To schedule one, please call 817-265-8832 or send us a message. An experienced estate planning attorney will promptly get back to you to discuss your options.