The Time to Think About the Future Is Now
Every family faces different challenges and has different goals for what an estate plan should accomplish. There is no single approach that will work for everyone; no boilerplate form will address your concerns like a customized estate plan. That is why it is important to work with an attorney who wants to understand your specific needs, one who can design a plan specifically for you.
At the Law Office of Sharon C. Stodghill, we are ready to sit down with you, learn about your goals and build an estate plan that protects you, your loved ones and your assets. Our Houston wills and trusts lawyers have more than 20 years of combined experience in estate planning. Using that experience, our firm will do everything we can to create a plan that effectuates your intent and minimizes the time your family spends in probate.
Call us today at 713-464-6412 or contact us by e-mail for an initial consultation or case evaluation. We proudly serve clients throughout Houston, the Spring/Memorial areas, Sugar Land, and anywhere in Harris, Fort Bend or Montgomery Counties.
Do I Need a Will?
This is one of the most common questions we hear. In short, the answer is most definitely "yes." We understand that creating a will can be stressful, and that it may be difficult to think about the future, but having the right type of will in place can give you peace of mind knowing that your property will be distributed as you intend.
What About a Trust?
A trust allows you to designate both a beneficiary (someone who receives assets) and a trustee (someone who manages and oversees the distribution of assets). If you have children, are caring for an incapacitated adult or you want your assets to go to a specific use, you can create a trust tailored to meet those goals. Trusts are useful in countless situations, allowing you to use estate funds for everything from education to health care to charitable donations.
Trusts are very useful for minimizing or avoiding estate taxes and minimizing the time and expense associated with the probate process.
Offering the Full Range of Will and Trust Services
As a full-service estate planning firm, we can help you create the documents that work best for you. This may include:
- Wills, ranging from simple wills to complex pour-over wills
- Revocable or irrevocable trusts
- Charitable trusts
- Spendthrift trusts
- Special needs trusts
We also provide other estate planning tools, such as powers of attorney, advance health care directives and designation of guardians, when needed.
Contact a Harris County Special Needs Trust Lawyer for a Free Consultation
When you have questions about wills and trusts, we are ready to answer them. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your specific concerns, please call 713-464-6412 or contact our Houston, Texas, law firm online.