estate planning attorney in San Antonio

ESTATE

PLANNING

No one likes to think about their own death, much less make a plan for it.

But the fact is that if something happens to you and you don’t have an estate plan in place, your loved ones will have to go through the probate process which can be long, expensive, and very stressful.

Wilson Brown Law can help you create a will, living trust, power of attorney, or other estate planning document that will protect your loved ones and make the probate process easier for them if something happens to you.

ESTATE

PLANNING

estate planning attorney in San Antonio

No one likes to think about their own death, much less make a plan for it.

But the fact is that if something happens to you and you don’t have an estate plan in place, your loved ones will have to go through the probate process which can be long, expensive, and very stressful.

Wilson Brown Law can help you create a will, living trust, power of attorney, or other estate planning document that will protect your loved ones and make the probate process easier for them if something happens to you.

Frequently Asked

Questions (FAQs)

What is estate planning?

At a basic level, estate planning is the process of managing and disposing a person’s assets in the event the person becomes incapacitated or dies. However, the estate planning process also can be used to preserve your family’s legacy and wealth.

Estate planning typically involves a will, living trust, power of attorney, or other estate planning documents that will protect your loved ones and make the probate process easier for them.

What is the difference between a will and estate planning?

A will is one part of the estate planning process. A will tells those you leave behind what you want to happen to your assets after you die. A will is a singular legal document, while estate planning involves multiple legal documents.

Can I probate an estate without a will in Texas?

Yes. Texas has default inheritance rules for when a person dies “intestate” or without a will. If the decedent were married, the assets would be transferred to their spouse.

Do I need an attorney for estate planning in Texas?

You are not legally required to hire an attorney for estate planning in Texas. However, estate law is complicated and can have serious consequences if mismanaged.

What if the deceased person owns property in multiple states?

Two probates may be required if the decedent lived in one state but left solely-owned real estate in another. This means the estate executor may have to open two probate proceedings in two states.

Can I remove an executor in Texas?

Yes, you can attempt to remove an executor in Texas for the following reasons:

  • Flagrant misconduct
  • Failing to perform the duties of the executor
  • Conflict of interest
  • Incapacity

To remove an executor, one must file a petition with the appropriate probate court and prove a good reason for the removal.

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If you’re looking for an experienced San Antonio estate planning attorney, Wilson Brown PLLC is the right law firm for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our estate planning services: 210-681-6353.

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