If you are planning your estate, you probably have already figured out that wills and trusts are two of the most common tools available, but you may be unsure which one is right for you. Wills and living trusts each have their place, and you shouldn’t rule either one out until you’ve spoken with a qualified estate planning attorney. Depending on your needs, you may in fact benefit from creating both a will and a living trust.
In some states, living trusts are the preferred choice. Here in Texas, wills have been the estate planning vehicle of choice for many years. There are a variety of reasons:
Yet a living trust still could have a role to play in your estate plan, either as a replacement for a will or as a complement to a will. For example:
As you think about how to transfer your assets to the next generation, consider these factors and discuss them with your estate planning attorney. Share your concerns and goals with your lawyer and work toward a solution that makes sense for your unique needs.
The North Texas lawyers of Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP are highly experienced in drafting wills, living trusts and all other estate planning documents. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you, hear about your situation and explain how we can help. To arrange a consultation, please call 940-230-2386 or contact us online. We would be happy to meet with you at our offices in Denton, Flower Mound, Gainesville or Celina.
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