Drafting A Will In Houston

Writing a will is the first step in estate planning for many in Houston. It is certainly not the only estate planning document a person needs, but it can form the basis for a more extensive plan. A will gives you a chance to express your desires about asset distribution – and other crucial decisions – to your heirs and beneficiaries.

At Elliott Estate Law, PLLC, I have extensive experience helping people set up wills and other estate planning documents they need in Texas. I am John Elliott, and I am a Houston-based, board-certified estate planning attorney, a classification I have held for more than a decade. Compassionate, experienced and committed to putting my clients’ best interests first, I am the first person you should call when you are thinking of drafting a will.

Potential Benefits Of Having A Will In Texas

When someone passes away without a will, it is known as dying intestate. The downside here is that asset distribution and other decisions will be made per state law. Drafting a will gives you the chance to make these decisions yourself or with family members. Some of the other key benefits of drafting this will include:

  • Reducing the tax liability on the estate
  • Specifying which beneficiaries should get certain items
  • Dividing items that don’t have much financial value, such as family heirlooms
  • Reducing the odds of an estate dispute

Essentially, drafting a will just helps you avoid unintended consequences and make key decisions for your family. As you begin to create the rest of your estate plan around this initial will, you may do other things like making medical decisions in advance or setting up a guardianship for a child with special needs.

Contact My Firm Today

Everyone has unique needs based on their specific family situation, their income level, their medical history and many other relevant factors. To get started drafting your Houston will today, taking all of this and more into account, please get in touch with me at 713-936-4264. You can also contact me via email to set up your consultation.