Austin, Texas, Estate Planning Lawyer
The Morrison Law Firm, in Austin, Texas, provides estate planning services as part of our comprehensive practice. Our lead attorney, Greg Morrison, will work directly with you and your financial or tax professional to help create an estate plan that meets your specific needs.
Why estate planning is so important
The keystone of protecting your family and its assets is a legally sound testamentary will, because without one, the probate courts will determine how your assets are to be distributed and who will raise your children (if the other parent does not survive you). Thus, a legal will becomes a critically important document, as it helps avoid a lengthy and costly probate process, while simultaneously providing for the proper disposition of your assets. Perhaps most importantly, however, a will can also protect your children by providing for their continued financial well-being and declaring who will have guardianship over them in the event of the untimely deaths of both you and their other parent. By paying a little money now to create a proper estate plan, you will end up saving your loved ones time, and money, while also sparing them from added emotional trauma while already coping with your death.
Medicaid planning ▪ Medical power of attorney ▪ Living wills ▪ Trusts
Estate planning may involve more than simply drafting a will. In fact, it can include examining how you want your assets to become available upon retirement, or how you want them dispensed to your adult children, grandchildren, or other heirs while you are still living. There exists a wide variety of trust options that we can utilize to help you establish the proper distribution. Every family situation is unique, and we can help you find the right method and instrument to distribute your assets according to your specific needs.
Contact us about all of your estate planning needs today.
A well-executed estate protection plan protects your spouse and heirs from the stress and expense of probate court, as well as the financially devastating effects of inheritance taxes. Talk to us to learn more about how we can give you the confidence of knowing that the affairs of your estate are in order. Please call 512-328-3030.