Planning for Your Family’s Future
One of the greatest gifts you can leave your heirs is a clear and well-constructed estate plan. When a loved one dies, the emotional loss can make it difficult and painful to have to make choices about the distribution of that person’s assets. The implementation and execution of an effective estate plan can ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes while minimizing the burden on your loved ones.
At The Fulton Law Firm, we handle all matters related to estate planning and probate administration. We understand that planning for death or disability or settling the estate of a loved one often brings stress and anxiety. We provide patient, professional counsel during difficult times. Contact us for a confidential meeting in Galveston and Harris counties.
Providing a Strategy
We strongly believe that everyone over the age of 18 should have an estate plan in place. Planning for end-of-life situations is not just for the elderly.
When you hire us to help you put an estate plan in place, we will start by getting to know you. We learn about your goals and identifying your assets and obligations. Then, we will help you understand the different strategies you can use to reach your goals. Once we have mutually agreed upon the approach that will best meet your needs, we will prepare and execute all the documents required to implement the estate plan, including:
- Simple Wills – A will helps clarify your wishes regarding things such as who will receive any property or money you have, as well as direct any guardianship of minor children.
- Trusts – Setting up a trust is a way to help avoid the probate process, which can be costly.
- Health Care Directives or Living Wills – This paperwork clarifies your wishes should you become ill or incapacitated for any reason.
- Powers of Attorney – This allows someone to act legally on your behalf if you’re not able to do so.
If you have been designated as the personal representative of the estate of a loved one, we will help you navigate the probate process and successfully settle the affairs of the estate. We will prepare any documents required and represent the estate in all required proceedings. This helps ensure the orderly distribution of assets, the payment of all debts of the estate and the satisfaction of all tax obligations.
For caring and compassionate guidance in estate planning and probate matters in south Texas, contact The Fulton Law Form to arrange a confidential consultation. We’ll treat you like family.