Do I Really Need An Estate Plan?

Creating a lasting legacy for your family is not reserved for just the old folks or the rich folks.  

Your assets, including your home, your car, your savings and investments, your watch, and your antique dining room hutch, could all end up being given to someone you least intended them to go to if you die without a will or a trust.

If you become unable to care for yourself or your minor children from a sudden illness or injury, your health care and assets could come under the control of other people. It is important to make sure now that your affairs are in order.

An estate plan is a responsible method for you to plan ahead and protect your family’s future well-being at the same time.

High-Quality Legal Services At Reasonable Rates

We help our clients create plans to protect their assets for use and enjoyment by the next generation. Most estate plans include legal documents such as a will or a trust that list your assets, your heirs or beneficiaries, along with your specific instructions on whom you wish to have your assets when you die. An estate plan includes other important documents such as:

  • Revocable living trust
  • Special needs trust
  • Simple will or a pour-over will
  • Advance health care directive
  • Medical power of attorney
  • Durable or springing power of attorney
  • Deed to your home, including “Ladybird” deeds and transfer on death deeds
  • Business succession including buy-sell agreements
  • Entity formation, such as limited liability companies (LLC)

When our lawyers meet with you, they carefully listen to what your wishes are and explain each and every document to be sure your legal documents reflect your true intentions.

Call Rentfro, Irwin, & Irwin, PLLC, at 956-542-4329 for more information about our services, or to schedule an appointment. For your convenience, you may also contact our firm online.

In the event guardianship becomes necessary our firm can guide you through this complicated process. We also assist clients through the process of administering estates after a loved one’s death.

Probate And Estate Administration

If your loved one recently passed away, it can be complicated for your family to move forward. Relatives and friends sometimes offer conflicting and confusing information about probate court. Everyone is sad.

Some are mad because they assumed their share of the assets would be distributed to them by the end of the memorial service.

Your loved one may have owned property but did not have a will or owned a business with no succession plan. Perhaps you located their trust, but as the successor trustee, you need counsel and advice to do the right thing by family.

Contact the experienced probate and estate administration lawyers at Rentfro, Irwin, & Irwin, PLLC, in Brownsville for help when a loved one dies. Serving Cameron County and Hidalgo County, we can be reached online or by calling 956-542-4329.

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