San Antonio Estate Planning Attorney
South Texas Asset Protection Lawyer
Assisting Clients With Compassion and Skill
There are certain events that make people take stock of their financial lives. Maybe you just had your first child, have acquired assets that you want to protect or are simply getting older. Deciding how to protect those assets while you are living, and how to dispose of them after you are gone is important. You can be proactive and relieve your loved ones of the burden of decision making should you become incapacitated or pass away.
At the offices of Reed Greene, Attorney at Law, in San Antonio, Texas, I can create an estate plan to specify your wishes regarding your medical care and the distribution of your assets (property). Contact me to discuss your estate planning needs.
Estate Planning and Asset Protection: Taking Steps Today to Protect Your Future
Taking the time now to create a will, trust, power of attorney or health care directive can prevent problems and disputes further down the road. When you come to me, I will take the time to understand your particular situation and assess your needs. Together we will craft an estate plan that best fits your objectives, using strategies such as:
- Wills: A will states what you would like to happen to your property and your debts after you are gone.
- Powers of attorney: These instruments allow you to give another person the power to make financial and/or medical decisions on your behalf, according to terms that you specify. It also allows you to specifically rule out certain people from making these decisions for you.
- Trusts: A living trust can shield your assets and allow you to receive trust income while you are living. A testamentary trust lets you set aside property for the health, education and maintenance of a child.
- Asset protection: Trust preparation can also help you protect your assets from creditors.
- Health care directive / directive to physician, family or surrogate: A health care directive lets you choose an agent to inform the doctor on your behalf what life-saving or life-prolonging measures you would like to be taken, or not taken, if you become incapacitated.
When you have lost a family member, I can also give you sound guidance about the probate process and ensure that the wishes of the deceased are carried out faithfully and correctly.
Contact an Experienced Texas Estate Planning Attorney
Make sure a lifetime of work is protected. Make sure your wishes regarding your assets and medical care are carried out the way you intended. Contact me for a free initial consultation about Texas estate planning.