Estate Planning Attorney in Houston, Texas
Providing comprehensive estate planning services
At the law office of Robert E. Price, Attorney at Law, I believe that a well-prepared will both saves money at the time of your death and gives you a sense of assurance now that your affairs are in order. With more than 45 years of experience, I can thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
You want to stay away from a “form” will that is often not only penny-wise and pound-foolish, but downright dangerous. Legalzoom.com is also not the way to go. The future quality of life for your family is at stake, so put the responsibility for ensuring your will is well prepared in my hands. I can give you the assistance you need to accomplish your goals.
Drafting your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your 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. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
Updating your will to take into consideration the changes of your life
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. I can draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, remarriage, stepchildren, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
I have been very successful at implementing solutions that are quite advantageous for taking care of your children and stepchildren, particularly children with mental, physical or addiction problems.
Wills are too important to do in haste. Time needs to be taken to determine the very best solution to each issue. I stand ready to take the time to help you reach the best solutions for you and your family.
Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.
Fees that take your financial circumstances into consideration
Since each person’s circumstances are different, the fees that I charge for a will are based upon the time and complexity involved. Generally, my fees for a will range from $500 to $3,500.
Resourceful estate planning in Houston, Texas
For experienced legal assistance with your estate planning needs, call me at 713-467-7440 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.