Regardless of your age or the size of your estate, a comprehensive estate plan is crucial to preserving your assets for your loved ones. The qualified attorneys at Goldstein & Scopellite, PC deliver effective, individualized counsel that helps you safeguard your family’s financial security. With over 85 combined years of experience, the estate planning professionals at our boutique law firm can create wills, trusts and other legal instruments that reflect your values and meet your needs, and we do not use boiler plate forms that many other attorneys use, and which can cause you legal problems if not properly prepared. Our experienced estate planning lawyers will make sure that each document complies with the relevant Texas law while advising you on important issues that you might not have considered, such as advance medical directives, financial arrangements to protect your children and the new Tax Act.
A carefully drafted Will can distribute your assets efficiently to your heirs. Without a Will, the property you’ve worked to accumulate throughout your life will be divided according to state intestacy regulations rather than your wishes. Whatever your estate planning objectives are, our experienced attorneys can help with key aspects of your Texas Will, including:
Addressing end-of-life issues might seem difficult, but our caring attorneys can alleviate your concerns and produce a result that gives you and your family members peace of mind.
Trusts offer asset protection as part of a comprehensive estate plan. Though they might seem complex, these legal instruments can help you achieve your goals, no matter what your net financial worth might be. And, if your property is properly transferred into a Trust, it can avoid the Probate process. Our knowledgeable estate planning attorneys understand the law and they know how to draft Trusts of all kinds. They will also help you establish and administer your Trusts so that they satisfy the intentions of the trust creator. One type of Trust vehicle that works for many clients is a Living Trust, which transfers your assets upon your death into a Trust so that your beneficiaries are protected and so that the probate process is avoided. Under this arrangement, you maintain access to your property throughout your lifetime.
When you’ve suffered a debilitating injury or illness, or you become sick and your time to pass is upon you, you should still be able to control important decisions regarding your medical care. An advance medical directive, commonly called a living will, is a set of written instructions establishing your preferences for medical care in the event you are unable to communicate them. It lets doctors and other healthcare providers know what type of treatments you want or don’t want should you become incapacitated. This allows you to retain authority over your healthcare while saving your family from having to make very difficult decisions. We will help you prepare an enforceable document and can also help you appoint an agent to carry out your wishes.
Goldstein & Scopellite, PC assists Texas clients with a full range of estate planning matters, including the drafting of wills and trusts. Please call 469-470-4929 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at one of our offices in Texas.