I’m Jay Bailey with Bailey & Galyen, I’m of Counsel with the firm, and I head our Probate & Estate Planning section.
Procrastination. Putting things off. All of us went to school, and most all of us waited ’til the night before to do that homework or that project that had been assigned days, if not weeks in advance.
It’s unwise to think I might be in an automobile accident and I’d simply put my seatbelt on right before I had the accident. But many of us in Texas put off doing Estate Planning. We think, “Well, there’ll be a better time. Maybe if I’m older, maybe if I have some kind of an illness, or some event comes into my life.” Don’t put it off. And if someone passes away, don’t put off talking to a lawyer about how to handle their probate. There’s a four year statute of limitations, and after that, the planning no longer exists.
The best advice we give is to seek wise counsel. If you need help, call me.