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Estate Planning Attorney in Killeen, TX

Chart Your Legacy with Our Bell County Family Law Firm

As you look toward the future, it may be in your best interest to make preparations for the distribution of your assets upon your death. Careful estate planning today can ensure that your wishes are correctly followed in the future, minimizing the possible emotional strain and burden for your loved ones to experience.

To discuss your estate plan with a qualified lawyer, call (254) 221-8588 today or contact the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC online.

At the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC, a Killeen estate planning lawyer can build a personalized solution that meets your needs. Whether you are seeking to create a will, trust, or power of attorney, Nancy Perry Eaton has decades of experience to guide you through the entire process completely.

Legal Services for Wills & Trusts

A person’s will is the foundation of an effective estate plan. A valid operates as an authoritative set of instructions for your estate’s representative and the court to administer the assets and debts you have at the time of your passing.

Additionally, trusts can be used in conjunction with a will to preserve certain assets upon your death to ensure the people most important to you can benefit from your estate. A trust is a legal relationship where another person agrees to hold and manage your property and assets (trustee) for the benefit of others.

Texas law recognizes the existence of several kinds of trusts, each with different features and limitations. Our skilled Killeen estate planning lawyer will evaluate your case to develop a custom estate plan that utilizes specific types of trusts to advance your particular interests and individual needs.

We have experience implemented the following trusts in an estate plan:

  • Testamentary trusts
  • Revocable inter vivos trusts
  • Irrevocable inter vivos trusts
  • Charitable trusts
  • Life insurance trusts

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.

Avoiding Unnecessary Probate Administration

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:

  • Trusts
  • Joint tenancies
  • Life insurance policies
  • Community property with right of survivorship
  • Probate substitutes

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 free consultation with a skilled estate planning lawyer in Killeen.

Meet Nancy

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    Nancy Perry Eaton
    Nancy has been practicing law since 1992. Her practice has focused on family law , probate, estate planning , real estate, and business law. Nancy focuses on alternatives to allow people to reach agreements outside the courtroom. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1986 receiving a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. She then attended law school at Oklahoma City University and received her Juris Doctor in 1991. Following law school, Nancy worked as an enforcement attorney for the ...
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    Gabby Gabourel
    Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Gabby Gabourel is the creative mind at the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC. She studied at both California Design College and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Fashion Design and Merchandising. Her current central focus, however, is making a difference in her clients’ lives. Gabby’s career in law began at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and quickly became an international endeavor. After studying at the United States Army Paralegal Training ...
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    Melanie Bartram
    Melanie was born and raised in Germany when the military finally brought her to Fort Hood in 1996. She went to S.C. Lee Junior High School and Copperas Cove High School. She later earned her associates decree to become a paralegal. She was part of the Paralegal Study Program at Central Texas College and graduated with honors in 2015. In June 2019, she became a U.S. citizen, which was one of the proudest moments of her life. Melanie since has enjoyed being a paralegal and helping people in their ...
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    Ashley Quintero
    Ashley was born and raised in the Sunshine State of Miami, Florida. Ashley brings a vibrant and scintillating energy to the firm. She graduated from Westland Hialeah Senior High School in 2016 and will be attending Central Texas College in the Fall of 2021. Ashley has always been in the service industry and enjoys focusing on people’s needs. Ashley’s grandmother and father came here from Cuba on a boat crossing 90 miles over the Atlantic Ocean. They were lost at sea for two weeks until some ...

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