Our experienced lawyers at Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law, LP know that creating a comprehensive estate plan involves more than just drafting a will. From naming a guardian for a minor or special needs children to drafting pre-nuptial agreements for second marriages, we are committed to using our extensive knowledge of the law to guide clients through each phase of the estate planning process. We know how important it is to make thoughtful and wise choices to ensure your legacy and loved ones are protected after you are gone, so speak to our esteemed legal professionals today to prepare for the future.
Making Sure Our Clients’ Wishes Are Respected
Without a valid will, your final wishes might be jeopardized after your death. If your goal is to leave assets and other valuables for your family and other beneficiaries when you pass away, then you need to get in touch with our law firm to discuss all of your options and make a plan:
- A Living Will: This legal document lists your preferences for end-of-life medical treatment.
- Testamentary Trusts: These can be used to shield assests from nuring home costs, protect and save assests for children in blendend families protect assets for special need/ disabled family members and more.
- Trust: A trust is a valuable legal tool that serves many purposes, such as managing funds for minor children and protecting inheritances.
- Durable Power of Attorney: You need to select a person you trust to help with legal and/or financial decisions.
- Medical Power of Attorney: This legal document gives another person the authority to make choices about healthcare for you when you are unable to.
- Name a Guardian: If you have minor children or adult children with special needs, then you need to name a guardian in your will to care for them in case you suddenly pass away.
- Declaration of Guardian for adults: you can determine in writing, while you are competent, whom you would want to serve as your guardian in the event the court is ever asked to appoint a guardian for you.
- Mental Health Power of Attorney: This legal document grants a trusted family member the power to make decisions regarding mental health care treatment if you become incompetent.
- Pre-Nuptial Agreement / Marital Property Agreement: If you want to preserve harmony with your spouse if you get divorced, then you need to include pre-nuptial agreements and marital property agreements to specify how your assets and money should be divided.
- Agent for Disposition of Remains: The person who will determine your funeral and burial arrangements is named in this legal document.
- Lady Bird Deed: This crucial legal document helps avoid probate delays and distribute real estate to your family and beneficiaries immediately upon your death.
- Probate: During probate, the court establishes the validity of your will so that distributions may proceed after debts are negotiated and paid.
Draft an Efficient Estate Plan with Our Attorneys
Our top-notch attorneys are ready to discuss your situation so we can devise a strong estate plan to protect your future and ensure your legacy is preserved long after you are gone. We know that discussing some of these important matters can be uncomfortable, which is why our compassionate attorneys will patiently guide you and provide the necessary information you need to make informed decisions.
Contact our firm online or give us a call at (254) 826-8151 to request a consultation with a seasoned estate planning lawyer in Georgetown.