Wills and Estate Planning Lawyer in McKinney, TX
Estate planning can help protect your interests as you age, and ensure your assets are distributed how you want them to be after your death.
However, developing a strong estate plan is not an easy task. Because they must account for a person’s personal, legal, and financial situation, estate plans are extremely personalized and can vary drastically from case to case. For example, an estate plan for someone with minor children or a financially dependent spouse could look very different from a plan for someone whose loved ones are financially independent. Furthermore, depending on the situation, it could be better to establish a combination estate plan containing a will and a trust. Some combination estate plans even contain multiple trusts.
If you are ready to begin estate planning, attorney Bradley Voyles can guide you through the process. Call (214) 833-7717 to schedule an appointment or send us a message via our contact form.
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North Texas Wills and Trusts Attorney
The most common function of a will is to establish how your financial assets and property will be allocated following your death. It also names an executor, who is the individual responsible for overseeing the proper distribution of your assets according to your will.
In many situations, wills are most effective when combined with trusts. In the context of estate planning, trusts can help you transfer assets to loved ones without harming their financial situation. Trusts can also be a way to keep your financial information private. Unlike wills, trusts are not required to go through probate. In a trust, only the individual responsible for distributing assets (the trustee) and the designated recipients of those assets (the beneficiaries) will be made aware of the assets you leave to them.
Supplemental or Special Needs Trusts (SNT)
If you have a family member who receives disability income, there are restrictions on what they may own and have in assets. Directly inheriting assets could risk their eligibility for certain need-based assistance programs and benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and health care benefits, or cause them to be reduced. The Law Office of Bradley Voyles has helped countless families avoid these kinds of situations. Bradley Voyles can work with you to establish a special needs trust (SNT), also called a supplemental needs trust, that protects your loved one’s financial security without sacrificing their benefits.
Texas Guardianship Basics
If you have a loved one who will require assistance after your death, such as a minor or family member receiving SSI, naming a legal guardian for them in advance can prevent problems down the road. We can help you draft a will and complete the other necessary documents to legally establish a guardian for your loved one in court and protect their financial security.
Estate Planning in McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and Allen
Wherever you are in the estate planning process, the Law Office of Bradley Voyles can help. Attorney Bradley Voyles has provided legal counsel and estate planning assistance to residents of Collin County and Denton County for over two decades. Let us use our experience and the knowledge we’ve gained to help you establish an estate plan that meets your needs.
Call us today at (214) 833-7717 or message us to schedule a free phone consultation with our will and estate planning lawyer in McKinney.