Wills are legal documents that allow you to state your wishes in regard to the handling of your estate when you die. Everyone who wants to have some kind of control over the distribution of their assets should have a valid will, not just wealthy individuals. A valid will can save your family from the unnecessary grief of having your estate go through Texas probate court and possibly causing disputes between your loved ones. A living will is a document that allows you to give instructions regarding your medical care if you are ever to be in an incapacitated state. Living wills also give you control and save your family from having to make difficult decisions on your behalf. Attorney Eric Smith is an experienced estate planning lawyer who can help you draft and review both standard and living wills. He serves Dallas County, Johnson County, and Tarrant County, TX.
How do you want to pass down your legacy? We all acquire assets throughout our lifetimes. Upon your death, the distribution of your home, property, bank accounts, investments, and other assets will be left up to a judge, unless you have proper legal documents in place beforehand. The state prioritizes spouses, children, and parents. However, many people wish to leave assets to friends, extended family, neighbors, and charitable organizations. If you die without a legal will, these things won’t happen. With a valid estate plan, you gain peace of mind. There will be no questions about the distribution of your estate. While it is possible to create a will on your own, it is always advisable that you consult with a professional attorney. This ensures that your will is valid and that it truly meets your needs.
Contact Attorney Eric J. Smith today in order to speak with an experienced professional and schedule your appointment. Eric can draft a will that meets your unique needs or review and revise your current will to ensure it is valid and effective at achieving your estate planning goals. He has served the people of his community with understanding and reliable estate planning services since 2005. Attorney Smith can help you identify your various assets, assess your goals for passing them down, and create a personalized will. He treats every client as a unique situation and gives his full attention at all times. Either call (817) 860-2800 or fill out our online contact form to request more information or schedule an appointment. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and helping you pass down your legacy.
A living will is similar to a will. However, it gives instructions for your care if you are to become incapacitated due to some injury or illness. While it’s never expected, it’s unfortunately not all that uncommon for people to become unable to communicate and make decisions for themselves. If you end up in this situation, your loved ones could be faced with extremely difficult decisions when it comes to your medical care. Attorney Eric Smith assists clients with wills, living wills, and other directive documents in Texas. When you need an experienced lawyer to draft or review your will, contact our office. Eric assists clients in Dallas County, Johnson County, and Tarrant County, TX.