Arlington Estate Planning Attorneys
Make The Smart Move For You And Your Family’s Future
Building an estate plan is among the best and most important things you can do to protect your financial success — and make sure your family has accurate guidance on how to handle your affairs when the time comes.
Your estate planning lawyer should have a superior knowledge of Texas estate law. He or she should also have the ability to discern your most important goals and wishes, and respond to your concerns with a comprehensive legal strategy to give you the peace of mind you deserve. At J.D. Milks, our attorneys are committed to guiding you through this important but understandably intimidating legal process. We take pride in working closely with our Metroplex clients to create truly personalized and effective estate plans that protect their wealth and make clear their most important life priorities. We can work with you to create an estate plan that meets your needs through a combination of the following common legal tools:
- Advance directives, including medical and durable power of attorney
We recognize that facing end-of-life issues can be difficult, which is why our attorneys take pride in working one-on-one with each of our clients to ease concerns that frequently arise during the planning process. Whether you are starting your estate plan “from scratch” or need guidance to update your plan to reflect your current circumstances, we can help you achieve your long-term legal goals for yourself and your loved ones.
Legal Help For The Probate Process
Our firm also works with families sorting through a loved one’s affairs following death. Because it is necessary to navigate the probate process to some degree, many families are left confused and unsure about how to fulfill a loved one’s wishes while meeting the requirements of the law. We help families step-by-step to see to it that they properly carry out a loved one’s wishes in as little time as possible.
What is probate? Probate is a legal process designed to properly dispose of a deceased individual’s property. When someone has properly executed a will or other estate planning documents, the probate process ensures that property is distributed according to those documents. When someone dies without any will, he or she is said to have died “intestate” and probate will distribute property according to rules set out in the law.
Our attorneys can help you at every stage of the probate process in Texas, which includes:
- Filing a will and required paperwork with the proper probate court
- Notifying creditors and beneficiaries of your loved one’s death
- Identifying and collecting estate assets
- Distributing assets to your loved one’s intended beneficiaries
While unexpected events can easily cause significant delays and increased costs to the probate process, our legal team will take every possible step to help you and your family wind up the probate process as quickly as possible and at minimal cost.