We guide you through Trusts & Estate Planning
Many people dread the task of planning for what happens to their assets if they should die or become disabled. Others assume their spouse and children will automatically inherit their belongings and assets. While this is generally true, the process for transferring those assets can be complicated and leave your family at a disadvantage if you do not have a comprehensive plan in place.
The right probate attorney can guide you through the process. It’s never too early to begin planning for your future.
At McClain Bespoke Legal Solutions, we assist individuals and families as a Houston probate attorney – also serving other areas of Texas virtually. Our legal solutions include estate planning, probate, wills, trusts, medical directives, and other legal matters pertaining to your estate.
We strive to provide the comprehensive and personalized guidance you need to plan for the future and protect the financial and emotional well-being of your loved ones.
Estate Planning Can Be Complex
Estate planning can become complicated because of many factors. Those who have divorced and remarried, who are living separately from a spouse, or who own a partial interest in a business must always be certain their estate plan is up to date. Failure to do so means there could be disputes about your assets and belongings that could take months to resolve.
Estate planning is for everyone – whether you are newly married, have just had a child, or are considering retiring. Everyone has a different plan for their estate. We take the time to find out your goals for your assets and help you create an estate plan that meets those goals.
Planning For Your Estate in Texas
McClain Legal provides assistance to Houston and Central Texas area clients as probate attorney. We deal with a wide range of estate planning issues including:
- Wills: The creation of a Will is one of the most common estate planning tasks. Creating a will gives clear direction for the distribution of your estate and assets in the case of your death. It can help avoid legal and emotional challenges for your loved ones. To create the most effective will, the guidance of an attorney is highly recommended.
- Power of Attorney: There are two types – Financial Power of Attorney and Medical Power of Attorney. Designating a Financial Power of Attorney transfers decision making powers of your finances to the person you choose upon a loss of physical or mental faculties.A Medical Power of Attorney gives your designated person the ability to make decisions relating to your medical care should you become physically or mentally unable to make your own choices.
- Living Wills and Advance Directives: These documents give instructions for the amount and type of medical care you wish to receive if you become incapacitated and unable to make your own decisions.
- Designating Guardians: Documenting specific instructions that identify your preferred guardians for children can help to avoid difficult decisions for your loved ones. It may also help your children maintain some piece of normalcy after your passing.
- Trusts: Creating a trust that holds and distributes assets to your beneficiaries is often part of a comprehensive estate planning strategy. It protects your property and funds while providing support for your loved ones.
A Probate Attorney to Help in Planning Your Estate
Whether you have a modest estate needing a simple will or you have a more complex estate that may require a trust, McClain Legal can help. We also provide help with preparing health care directives and powers of attorney to protect you in the event of a debilitating injury or disability. If you live in the greater Houston, Texas area and do not have a current estate plan, contact us for solutions. We will help you craft a customized estate plan to meet your needs.