It is never too early to speak with an attorney about estate planning. While many people do not want to think about what will happen to their estates and assets after they pass on, it is a necessary part of life. Without estate planning, the loved ones who survive you will be left to sort through a difficult legal situation surrounding your estate. Instead of forcing your loved ones to deal with a legal battle, plan for your estate’s future today.
About Estate Planning
With the right estate planning lawyers, mapping out the future of your estate and assets does not have to be a hassle. For over 40 years, Ted Smith has assisted people throughout Texas communities with both simple and complex estate planning. Our team is compassionate about your life and legacy and understands the emotional connection many people have with their estates.
We can help you assign a beneficiary, choose an asset protect solution, create a living will, update your last will and testament, and more. Our reputation in Texas is as a law firm that cares about our clients’ futures and families, even after death. Whether you need help with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, or other elements of estate planning, Ted Smith Law Group, PLLC, can serve your needs with competent, trustworthy care.
When you embark on an estate planning session, you need the help of someone who has a firm understanding of Texas’s complex estate services and other related legalities. If your estate includes high-value assets, you may require targeted planning that assesses your specific needs. Our firm is happy to sit with clients individually to create a targeted plan. When you have goals you want to achieve with your estate plan, we will help you make them a reality.
What Your Estate Plan Needs to Cover
Just as every life is different, every estate plan looks different. However, there are a few general items yours should cover. You must name who your belongings will go to after your death, but strong estate planning extends well beyond just this. Include instructions for passing your values to the future generation, such as your religion. You should also name a guardian if you have minor children and a predecessor to take over family businesses.
Plan for the possibility of becoming disabled before you die. Your estate plan should include instructions for your healthcare if you cannot make decisions, including resuscitation, donating organs, and end of life decisions. If you fail to provide directions for your care while you are incapacitated, you could be subject to uncomfortable healthcare measures that are out of your control.
Estate planning should not be something you do once in your life. As your life changes, you need to consistently update your estate plan to include new additions to the family, new assets you acquire, and other significant changes. Your family lawyer can help you update and make changes to your estate plan as often as you need. The most important thing to remember is that you should feel confident about your estate plan and trust your lawyer.
Killeen Estate Planning Lawyers With a Reputation
The citizens of Texas have known and worked with Ted Smith for over four decades for a variety of estate planning needs. We have the ability, resources, and credibility to support our firm as one of the top estate planning teams in Texas. To get started on your estate planning, contact Ted Smith Law Group, PLLC, for a free consultation today. We will meet with you in person to discuss your plans further. Remember, estate planning is not only for the retired—get started early, and secure peace of mind.