Texas Estate Planning Attorney Helps Protect Your Assets
Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations
Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Karin Carson Law can help with all aspects of your estate plan, including:
- Advance directives (living wills)
- Estate tax issues
- Choosing the appropriate executor
- Living trusts
- Wills and powers of attorney
Estate planning documents are extremely flexible and can be designed to fit your unique needs. I work closely with you to determine your goals and create precise instruments to carry out your intentions.
Securing your legacy
You’ve worked hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you great comfort. We analyze your estate and the determine best means of transferring your assets, minimizing probate costs and taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your advance directive and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your advance directive (or living will) sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. If you die without a will, state law dictates how and to whom your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
Drafting a valid will ensures your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You should review your will periodically throughout your life. I draft codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of guardians
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. Naming a guardian is especially important if you are a single parent, but even married couples must consider the remote possibility of perishing in a common incident. You might also want to assets to pass to your children in trust to be managed for them beyond the age of eighteen. Without a will, any assets passing to your children will be distributed to them at the age of eighteen.