Texas Estate Planning Attorneys
Wills | Living Wills | Trusts | Powers of Attorney | Advance Medical Directives | Guardianships | Probate and Estate Administration
You’ve worked hard throughout your life to build a significant estate so that your loved ones will be protected after you’re gone. Don’t make the mistake that more than half of all Americans make—don’t neglect to put an effective estate plan in place so that your assets are distributed according to you wishes. An experienced lawyer can help you take the right steps to minimize the tax burden on your estate as well as the stress and anxiety your survivors will experience.
At the law offices of Bailey & Galyen, we have provided sound and effective legal advice to individuals and families with estate planning needs for more than three decades. We take a comprehensive approach to estate planning, working closely with you throughout the process. We have a strong commitment to personal service and attention—we’ll keep you involved and informed at all times, making certain you know your rights and options, so that you can make intelligent decisions about your estate planning.
Local Texas Estate Planning Attorneys Here to Help You
When you hire us to help you prepare and implement an effective estate plan, we’ll start by learning as much as we can about your financial situation as well as your goals and objectives. Our Texas Estate Planning attorneys look closely at how you own your assets, your need to provide for family members, and your tax concerns. We will identify your options for transferring your estate, from wills, trusts and other dispositive legal documents to lifetime gifts or the re-titling of assets.
Once you’ve determined the best approach to meet your objectives, we’ll draft, review and execute the documents necessary to put your estate plan in place, including:
- Powers of attorney
- Living wills
- Advance medical directives
If you have family members with special needs, our estate planning lawyers can help you take the right steps to provide for and protect them after you’re gone, either through a special needs trust or the creation of a guardianship or conservatorship.
How Can Our Estate Planning Attorneys Help You?
We assist clients after the death of a loved one, helping you ensure the orderly distribution of assets through the probate court. We will help you:
- Get appointed as executor (or have one appointed).
- Prepare an inventory of the assets and obligations of the estate.
- Notify all necessary parties of the probate proceeding.
- Obtain valuations of property, if necessary.
- See that all debts of the estate are paid and final tax returns are filed.
- Ensure that the assets of the estate are divided in accordance with the will.
Contact One of Our Estate Planning Attorneys Near You
Call us at (844) 402-2992 or contact our office via email to set up a free initial consultation. We will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we are available to meet with you evenings and weekends upon request.
At Bailey & Galyen, we provide comprehensive legal counsel to individuals across Texas including Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Mansfield, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Plano, Texarkana and Weatherford.