Secure Your Estate With an Inheritance Lawyer
You’ve worked hard in life to accumulate your property. As a result, you have the right to determine where it goes when you depart. Declaring who gets your possessions and cash will help prevent confusion. Better yet, it will ensure that your final wishes are honored.
While Texas law allows you to write your own will, why leave anything to chance? Taking a DIY approach may cause people to misinterpret your documents. When you consult an experienced Tarrant County estate lawyer, it assures that your last will and testament reflects your wishes.
Benefits of Hiring an Estate Planning Attorney
Maybe you want us to write your will from scratch. Or perhaps, you simply want us to review the version you drafted. Either way, our estate lawyers are here for you. Below, you will find just a few of the reasons hiring our award-winning law firm is a smart choice.
- We’ll make sure your documents communicate your exact wishes and reflect correct legal language.
- Our attorneys can help with important decisions, such as arranging guardianship for minor children.
- We’ll ensure your estate remains compliant with Texas law, which changes over time.
- When the time comes, we will recommend changes to make if your property changes or your family grows.
- We’ll make sure no one can misinterpret your documents.
Quality Legal Services at a Price You Can Afford
The will lawyers at Sean Lynch, PLLC, are pleased to offer some of the most affordable legal services in Fort Worth and Arlington. Unlike other law firms, we are up-front about our pricing so that you know exactly what you’ll pay.
We can offer the majority of our services for an initial retainer of $2500. However, some cases might be less. Likewise, some cases might require additional upfront funds.
What sets us apart from other attorneys is that we do not bill hourly. Instead, we bill out of the initial retainer based on a flat-rate, per event price structure. We’ll outline this in your contract. This way, you know exactly what to expect on your monthly bill based on what work we’ve done in your case. No hidden fees, only up-front pricing.
Safeguard Your Inheritance
When a Texas resident dies without a valid will, their assets go to their closest relatives. This is a process known as intestate succession. Under intestate succession, the rightful heirs depend on whether the deceased has close relatives. For example:
- If you have a spouse and children: the spouse inherits all community property and ⅓ of your separate personal property. The children inherit everything else.
- If you have a spouse but no children: the spouse inherits everything.
- If you have children but no spouse: The children inherit everything.
It’s worth noting that some assets are not impacted by intestate succession laws. This may include life insurance proceeds, IRA or 401(k) funds, and payable-on-death bank accounts. If you feel you’re being denied the inheritance you deserve, contact our Tarrant County estate attorneys today.
Hire Our Fort Worth Will Attorneys
While nobody wants to think about death, it’s essential to be prepared. Drafting your will today will help alleviate the burden on your family if you unexpectedly pass.
Ready to protect your estate or discuss your legal options? Contact us at 817-668-5879 or send us an email to schedule an appointment. Your first 30-minute case review with an attorney at our Fort Worth office is free.