Wills in Texas
A properly drafted will expresses the wishes and last testament of a deceased person and can be used to protect your family in the event of a tragedy. Wills can spare a family from lengthy and costly litigation in probate courts when it is time to administer a deceased person's estate. Erroneous, vague, or illegal wills can be declared invalid.
Protecting Your Loved Ones
As your family grows and changes, whether due to marriage, divorce, or the addition of a child, you should consider drafting a will to protect your loved ones in the event of a tragedy. Without a will or with a badly drafted will, your family will face enormous expenses to have your estate probated.
If you have young children, you might consider having a trust built into your will so that any proceeds you leave your children will be managed by a trustee. This would ensure that the inheritance you leave your children will be managed prudently until your children are old enough to assume responsibility to the proceeds themselves. The Law Offices of Sue Berkel can address your estate planning needs at a very reasonable price.
Powers of Attorney
A good wills lawyer can also provide you with powers of attorney. A Durable Power of Attorney authorizes a specified individual to make financial decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated. A Medical Power of Attorney empowers a designated person to make your medical decisions for you if you cannot make them for yourself.
The Law Offices of Sue Berkel can also provide you with a Declaration of Guardianship, which allows you to designate who is to be the guardian of your children. If you think your family could be better protected in the event something happens to you, give us a call or contact us right away for a confidential consultation.
Do you need a lawyer to make a will?
Like with other legal procedures such as filing income taxes, there is no requirement to consult with or hire a lawyer to make a will in Texas. The reason so many people get assistance from a professional is to save the time and stress that would be required to properly figure out the process themselves.
If you are going to create a will, it is in your best interests that the process leaves you with peace of mind and confidence it was done correctly. If you can't be sure the will was correctly drafted and free of errors, you may worry it won't be accepted as legally binding in court. By hiring an experienced will lawyer, you can complete the process in a short amount of time and gain peace of mind knowing your loved ones will be protected by a legally-valid will.
If you are considering hiring a professional to guide you through the process of creating a will, it is recommended you get a free consultation from Sue Berkel, who has over 30 years of experience creating wills in Texas.About Sue Berkel Free consultation
If you do decide to hire us, we are upfront about pricing and have some of the lowest rates you will find.