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If you’re like a lot of people, you might have put off on building a comprehensive estate plan for a long time. Whether you have a scatter of old documents to update or have no estate plan at all, choosing to complete your plan can save your loved ones from a lot of stress and additional heartache when you pass away.
Building any estate plan requires dedicated legal guidance to help you map out and achieve your goals. We at the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC can provide such guidance and all of the services you may need through our legal counsel. We are committed to our clients and helping them secure better futures for their loved ones. Rest assured that by working with our estate planning attorney in Killeen, you can leave things in a better place for your loved ones to settle.
Learn more about our services at the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC by requesting a consultation. Contact us online or call (254) 221-8588 to request one now!
What Our Attorney Can Do for You
The Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC is a full-service estate planning firm, which means our attorney can help you build a comprehensive estate plan.
Such a plan can not only deal with your property after you’re gone, but it can also plan for the guardianship of any dependents you may leave behind. Most plans also account for times of incapacity by predetermining medical care or assigning agents to act on their behalf in medical and financial matters.
Our attorney can help you build a comprehensive estate plan with documents like these and more:
- Advanced Medical Directives
- Powers of Attorney
No matter how simple or complicated you need your estate plan to be, rest assured that our estate planning lawyer in Killeen can help you achieve your goals.
Is Your Goal to Avoid Probate?
One of the most common estate planning goals is to avoid probate. This is because the legal process of validating a will and administering an estate in court can be more costly and time-consuming than it’s worth.
Because the property held in trust is legally considered to be the legal property of the trustee, such property generally isn’t part of your estate and therefore is not administered during probate. However, the trustee’s right to use trust property is restricted to ways that benefit the beneficiaries.
We can utilize the following tools to avoid probate:
- Joint tenancies
- Life insurance policies
- Community property with right of survivorship
- Probate substitutes
When you manage to achieve a direct transfer of property ownership without probate, your loved ones will thank you. Not only can it be simpler to deal with asset transfers outside of court, but your family members can get more out of what you wish to leave behind for them.
Our legal team is here to use our extensive resources and knowledge of the law to protect your assets and prepare your estate to be easily transferred to your loved ones when you die. If you are worried about how much your family will be taxed if your estate passes through probate, you need to consult with our attorney to discuss all of your options under the law.
Preparing Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney is a legal document whereby one individual grants another individual the right to take specific actions on his or her behalf. Persons commonly create a power of attorney to enable someone that they trust to handle their affairs should they become disabled or incapacitated.
A knowledgeable family attorney can help you understand the legal requirements for a power of attorney and ensure that your document complies with Texas laws.
For Full-Service Support, Consult with Our Killeen Estate Planning Lawyers
To learn more about the benefits of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, contact the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC. When you turn to Nancy for help with your estate plan in Bell County, she can treat you like her own family.
Dial (254) 221-8588 now to schedule a consultation with a skilled estate planning lawyer in Killeen.