Dedicated to Serving the People of Texas
If you are like most people, you will only need the services of an attorney on a few occasions during your life. One of those occasions is likely to be when you decide to create an estate plan to distribute your assets. Similarly, if you have recently lost a loved one, you may have questions about probating an estate. When you are looking for a lawyer to handle these important issues, you need to find someone you can trust, someone who will protect your interests and your family.
At the Law Office of Sharon C. Stodghill, our Houston estate planning attorneys take pride in offering comprehensive, thoughtful advice when you need it most. We are committed to helping you find a solution that works. For personalized, dedicated service, look no further than our Houston law firm.
Call us today at 713-464-6412 or contact us by e-mail for an initial consultation or case evaluation. We proudly serve individuals, families and businesses throughout Houston, the Spring/Memorial areas, Sugar Land, and anywhere in Harris, Fort Bend or Montgomery Counties.
Our Practice Areas
Estate planning: Crafting a proper estate plan is the best way to ensure that your assets are given to the people and organizations you intend to benefit. We are available to explain and draft the type of will that best fits your needs. Our wills and trusts are drafted with care and attention to detail, not using standard forms. We will help you build a plan that minimizes taxes and maximizes what you leave to loved ones. We also prepare a variety of ancillary estate planning documents, including:
- Powers of attorney, both financial and medical
- Advance health directives
- HIPAA releases and authorizations
- Designations of guardian in the event of incapacity
Probate administration and estate administration: We know that probate can be emotional and confusing. We are here to simplify the probate process and help you with all aspects of administration, such as:
- Appointment of a personal representative
- Paying the estate's debts
- Asset distribution
- Will validation
- Probate litigation
- Obtaining information for beneficiaries
Guardianships: Our attorneys provide compassionate counseling regarding determination of capacity, initiation and maintenance of guardianships, preparing accountings and investigating alternatives to guardianships.
Elder law: We sensitively and effectively handle all aspects of elder law including Medicaid planning, planning for incapacity, revocable living trusts and guardianships.
Additional Practice Areas
In addition to our estate planning and probate services, we offer skilled representation on issues of:
Business organization: We assist entrepreneurs and established businesses in Texas. We offer assistance with business formation, partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements, contract drafting and modifications, investments, tax planning, succession and general business counsel.
Real estate: We handle residential and commercial real estate issues for individuals and businesses. We are available to draft or review leases, buy/sell agreements and any other real estate documents.
Contact a Fort Bend County Probate Attorney for a Free Consultation
When you have legal needs, we are ready to help. To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, please call 713-464-6412 or contact our Houston law firm online.