Creating Wills in Montgomery County, Texas
The Woodlands Estate Planning Lawyers
Do you need a will if you don't own many assets? Absolutely. Wealth is not a determining factor of whether a person needs a will. Even persons with modest estates need to plan ahead in order to ensure that their estates are handled in the proper way after they die. Creating a last will and testament is wise for anyone, no matter how young or healthy you are. Life is unpredictable, and it is always wise to be prepared, especially when such preparation can benefit the people you love.
Why Prepare a Will?
When a person passes away and does not leave a will, probate becomes much more complex. If the decedent was married, his or her estate is generally considered "community property" under Texas law and, therefore, half of the estate belongs to the surviving spouse. The other half can also be distributed to the surviving spouse or could be distributed to other heirs and beneficiaries, if the decedent had children outside the marriage to his current spouse.
The decedent has no say in how the property is divided or disbursed when there is no will. A last will and testament is a legal document that is a major part of the estate planning process because it discusses who is authorized to administer the decedent's estate, as well as how the estate is to be distributed. Having a last will and testament can remove a great deal of complications and stress from the probate administration process for the beneficiaries.
Contact Dossey & Jones, PLLC - Montgomery County Estate Planning Attorney
If you want to be sure that your estate is properly distributed and that your loved ones are well cared for after you're gone, Dossey & Jones, PLLC, located in The Woodlands, TX, can help you to draft an unambiguous will. Our legal team includes Paige Jones, a board-certified estate planning specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, so you can be sure of outstanding counsel and guidance when you consult us.