Houston, Texas Estate Planning Attorney
McCreary Law Office — Planning Today for Tomorrow
No matter where you are in your life, you need an estate plan. Your plan addresses not only how to distribute your estate — your home, your car, your retirement accounts, your checking account, your personal possessions — after you die, but your estate plan also provides instructions if you become disabled. Your plan provides information about care for your minor children, and it can help provide for others in your family, such as elderly parents. A well-thought-out estate plan can also help avoid delays and expenses related to managing your affairs after death or disability, something that is especially important when others rely on you financially.
When we look to plan for the future, sometimes this involves medical concerns — whether with long-term disabilities or as we age. Those concerns might arise from a sudden diagnosis, a sudden illness or injury, or over the course of time. Estate Planing and special needs planning address these complex areas, striving to make sure resources and benefits remain available.
And after someone passes away, legal procedures are often needed to help that person's family or friends through the process of distributing the assets and understanding how to change title on things like bank accounts or property. Whether this is a formal administration of the estate or a process designed for smaller estates, an attorney can help guide you through the probate process.
Working Together and Focusing on Relationships
A quality estate plan needs to be individualized and specific to your needs, goals, and priorities. Yours might be straight-forward to make sure things are easier on your loved ones in the future. Wills and advance medical directive documents are common to most all plans. But your plan might also include a trust for someone with special needs or for children or grandchildren. A trust could also be used to make sure your pets are provided for. Your needs later in life might change too, meaning considerations of current income and assets are particularly relevant. Most important, your plan needs to fit you.
I believe in a personal approach to law practice, focusing on relationships and service to provide the best estate planning solutions for my clients. With a sincere desire to earn and maintain confidence of clients, I will listen to your needs while providing you the professional guidance aimed to help you achieve your goals. Together, we will build your personalized plan to provide peace of mind not only for you but also for your loved ones.
Making it Easier on You
Life can be busy and hectic, and finding time to get to an attorney’s office too often presents enough of a challenge that people put off estate planning. I want to make that easier for you. When you work with me, we can meet by phone or online conference for our consultation and design steps. This is especially helpful for those who travel, who are taking care of others, or for spouses with challenging schedules. The only time we’ll need to meet in person will be to sign your final plan.
If you would like to schedule a call to talk about your options and preferences or to see how McCreary Law Office can help, please call directly or complete the contact form.