It Takes a Lifetime to Build a Legacy But It Only Takes One Phone Call to Preserve It

At Willingham Law Firm, PC., our McKinney estate planning lawyers are dedicated to helping individuals preserve their estates, plan for the future, and protect their interests.

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Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer in McKinney

Call Willingham Law Firm, PC. Today to Protect the Legacy You’ve Created

At Willingham Law Firm, PC., we provide you with the honest, compassionate, and dependable legal counsel you need when creating a plan that can protect your family, future, and finances. Not only do we focus on protecting your needs for the here and now, but we also assist with developing an adequate estate plan that can help protect the history that you are going to pass down to future generations.

Planning to protect your future and safeguard your posterity is not only a mandatory thing, but can become a way to reflect on your past, empower your family for the future, and provide for your family when you are no longer around to do so. Our McKinney estate planning attorneys treat you with personal care, simply because we recognize that an estate plan isn’t merely a legal document. It’s a way to protect your family’s ongoing legacy.

What Is Estate Planning And Why Is It Important?

Estate planning is the act of making arrangements throughout a person's lifetime for managing and taking care of their estate following death or incapacitation. It entails developing a plan for how your assets will be divided, making sure the people you love are properly cared for, and avoiding the stress, confusion, and in some cases, misunderstandings that may surround the death of a loved one.

The value of estate planning cannot be overstated. gives you control over your assets, guaranteeing that they go to the intended recipients rather than being divided in based on Texas laws, which might not match your own wishes. Estate planning additionally minimizes taxes and expenses, most likely leaving more for your heirs.

Furthermore, an effective estate plan can lay out your wishes for end-of-life care, provide for dependents or loved ones with special needs, and even designate guardians for minor children.

In essence, estate planning allows you to provide for your loved ones, express your wishes, and leave a lasting legacy. It's a crucial part of financial planning that provides peace of mind knowing that your affairs are in order.

See why more than 10,000 clients chose us for help. Contact Willingham Law Firm, PC. for a confidential consultation.

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Committed to Protecting Your Legacy

Recognizing the importance of family and the future, Attorney Willingham devotes his legal practice to exclusively focus on estate planning and probate. During his career, Mr. Willingham has assisted more than 10,000 clients with estate planning and elder law matters and probated more than 2,000 cases.

From assisting individuals with creating a will that can help protect their children for the long-term to creating a business succession plan for a family business owner, Mr. Willingham truly enjoys helping his clients through every stage of future planning.

Mr. Willingham is also highly regarded for his estate planning experience. He has been selected as a guest on podcasts and television shows, and he has authored five books on estate planning and elder law.

Led by founding attorney Taylor Willingham, our entire legal team takes take pride in creating, drafting, and enforcing powerful estate plans that can protect estates of all sizes. We understand that you have lived your life in such a way that has shaped a tremendous legacy. You have created a heritage that not only accomplishes your hopes and dreams, but also the hopes and dreams of your family. Protect these hopes and dreams by planning for the future in advance.

How Often Should I Update My Estate Plan?

Estate planning is not a one-time occurrence, but it is an ongoing undertaking. When or how often you should modify your estate plan varies according to your circumstances. In general, it is advised that you evaluate your estate plan every three to five years.

However, it is not only about updating it after a specific amount of time has gone by. Marriage, dissolution of marriage, the birth or adoption of a child, a major change in financial situation, or the death of a chosen beneficiary or executor may be a reason to update your estate plan. Willingham Law Firm, PC. suggests going over and making changes to your estate plan following important life events.

Remember to update your estate plan on a frequent basis to keep it relevant and in line with your changing needs and wishes. It gives you authority over your assets and ensures that your wishes are carried out as planned.

For experienced guidance, speak with an estate planning attorney in McKinney. Call (214) 499-9647 or complete our online form.

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  • Taylor Willingham
  • Carla Alston
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It Takes a Lifetime to Build a Legacy

But Only One Phone Call to Preserve It

Unlike other firms that focus on various areas of the law, our team focuses exclusively on probate, estate planning, and long-term care. It is our mission to not only make sure your needs here and now are met, but also that your family and loved ones are not tasked with having to navigate the complexities of Texas probate system.

Our goal is simple, to alleviate as much stress and anxiety for our clients, while also making sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

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