Frisco Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer
Preserve Your Wealth for Future Generations with Willingham & Galvan
It takes a lifetime to build an estate. You have worked hard to accrue the wealth and property that you have today. Don’t you want to keep it secure for future generations? With careful estate planning, you can ensure that your assets and property are taken care of in the event of your death or incapacitation. Our Frisco estate planning and probate lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of estate planning, including wills, trusts, and the probate process. We can use our experience to help you.
Protect your legacy today. Call Willingham & Galvan at (214) 499-9647 or submit a contact form online.
What Is Estate Planning?
In short, estate planning is what it sounds like. It is making a plan for what will happen to your estate after your death and creating legal documents that make your wishes known. Over time, you save money, buy property, and acquire other assets. You may have minor children or dependent adults you want to provide for. Some people want to leave part of their estate to a charitable organization. If you have a family business, you may have a specific plan for who you want to manage it after your death. All of this can be proactively planned for with thoughtful estate planning.
We can handle any estate planning needs, including:
- International estate planning
- Lady Bird deeds
- Posterity planning
- Transfer on Death deed
Many clients call us wondering if they can benefit from estate planning. The answer is almost always yes. Estate planning is not only for the super-wealthy. It can be used to help secure your future. For example, you can set up a trust to ensure you or a dependent is taken care of in the event you are incapacitated. With estate planning, you also have the potential to avoid or reduce inheritance and estate taxes and probate fees.
Can a Lawyer Help Me with Probate?
Yes! At Willingham & Galvan, we offer professional probate representation. Probate is a legal process handled by the Texas Probate Court. Upon someone’s death, their estate enters into probate. During this process, the courts will determine how the deceased person’s estate will be divided and who the beneficiaries will be. The courts will also make decisions regarding any debts that are left behind by the deceased person.
Common probate issues that an experienced lawyer can help with include:
- Administrator help
- Challenging a will
- Debt repayment issues
- Distributing assets
- Executor help
- Intestacy estates
- Filing for probate
- Dispute resolution
Probate can be an expensive, lengthy process. It often takes months before the probate process is resolved, and it is not unheard of for probate to take over a year to complete. If you are dealing with a contested will or other problem, this process can become protracted even further.
We Offer Compassionate, Knowledgeable Guidance
Estate planning and probate matters can be incredibly complex and dealing with these issues can be emotional. Our Frisco estate planning and probate lawyers have a deep understanding of estate law, and we know how the Texas Probate Court works. We are dedicated legal professionals who have the answers you seek. If you want to make plans for your family business or need help with probate after losing a loved one, call Willingham & Galvan for help.
Begin proactively planning for the future today. Call us at (214) 499-9647 or reach out to us online.
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