A last will and testament directs the distribution of a loved one's assets after death. A will can provide a road map regarding how property should be distributed to those left behind. However, written instructions can be unclear, and Texas laws can be confusing. It is always a good idea to contact an attorney who is experienced with wills, trusts and probate and estate administration.
At Baker & Baker, our attorneys can advise you concerning your options and prepare the necessary documents to fit your specific needs. We will explain what you can do and, equally important, what you should not do so you can avoid making serious and costly mistakes.
Preparation Of Wills
Having a will prepared by a knowledgeable attorney can provide the assurance that your wishes will be followed appropriately, but mistakes in drafting or signing can lead to unintended consequences.
An important part of our job at Baker & Baker is to make certain such mistakes are avoided. Our lawyers can help you draft a will and other estate documents that truly meet your needs.
Preparation Of Trusts
A will is central to everyone's estate plan. However, sometimes a will is not enough. There are circumstances where a trust or other legal instruments are needed to help ensure that an estate is properly distributed according to the decedent's wishes.
Just as with wills, there are misconceptions regarding trusts. For example, we are often asked by our clients if a revocable living trust is right for them. There's no quick answer for that. Although it is sound legal advice to have a will, a revocable living trust is far from "one size fits all." Our attorneys can help you understand the different kinds of trusts and which one(s) may be appropriate for you.
At Baker & Baker Attorneys at Law, we will help you make the right decision regarding wills and trusts so that correct action can be taken and mistakes avoided.
To find out whether a will, a trust or another document or strategy makes the most sense for you, please call our experienced probate attorneys at our Corpus Christi office at 361-371-4133.