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North Texas Estate Planning Law Firm Helps Clients Build Legacies

Experienced Denton attorneys provide comprehensive legal support

Resolving the distribution of estate assets can be a challenging proposition. Whether you’re making arrangements for yourself or handling probate for a loved one, effective legal guidance can eliminate unnecessary stress and expense. At Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP, our experienced North Texas attorneys assist clients with every aspect of estate planning and probate. Serving clients from offices in Denton, Flower Mound, and Gainesville, we develop comprehensive strategies that take your specific needs and goals to heart. Through legal instruments such as wills and trusts, we give you the security of knowing that your wishes will be honored.

Established Flower Mound advisers draft, review and revise wills

Wills are important documents that delineate how your assets and personal property will be distributed to family members and other individuals following your death. Without a will, the state of Texas will distribute your property how it sees fit after giving precedence to your spouse and/or children. We offer complete support for all will-related tasks, such as:

  • Compliance with legal requirements — A Texas will must be signed by the testator (the will’s creator) with two witnesses present. If you have questions about the validity of your will or someone else’s, we can help you determine if it is enforceable.
  • Drafting — Our lawyers make sure that all legal requirements are satisfied and that the document clearly explains how you want your assets to be allocated.
  • Review — People’s lives and priorities can change drastically within a few years. Even if you have a valid will, it’s good to review it once in a while to see if it is up to date. We’ll walk you through the review and make any changes that you think are needed.

To ensure your will is drafted in accordance with your wishes and Texas probate law, it is prudent to seek the guidance of a knowledgeable estate planning lawyer. Too many families don’t realize that a serious error exists until it’s too late.

Skillful Denton County advocates handle a full range of probate matters

Shifting assets from the deceased person to his or her intended beneficiaries can become a difficult task, even if the estate is not extensive. Our probate attorneys relieve the burden for executors during dependent and independent estate administration proceedings. Should a dispute arise, we’ll carefully outline the legal issues and work to enforce the decedent’s wishes in a prompt, efficient manner.

Knowledgeable attorneys help individuals and families create trusts

Many people are unaware of the advantages that well-designed trusts can offer. In some instances, these legal instruments help clients reduce their tax burden or direct how their property will be used. One popular example is a living trust, which gives people access to their assets throughout their lifetime before allowing them to pass to beneficiaries outside the probate process. By taking a detailed look at your circumstances and goals, we can help you determine if a trust is a suitable option for you.

Contact a thorough Texas estate planning attorney to make an appointment

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP assists Texas clients with a full array of estate planning and probate matters, including the preparation of wills and trusts. Call us at 940-230-2386 or contact us online to schedule a meeting at one of our offices in Denton, Flower Mound, and Gainesville.

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