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Ensuring that Your Wishes are Carried Out

Regardless of the size of their estate, everyone should have a plan in place for what will happen to assets, property, and possessions after death. As a Sugar Land estate planning and probate lawyer, Mr. Brennan can help you create a will, set up a trust, and implement a comprehensive estate plan. If you are the executor of an estate, we can also offer advice and guidance through the probate process.

Please contact the firm at (800) 557-3149, or visit our estate planning website at for all your estate planning and probate needs in Fort Bend County and the surrounding areas.

Diligent Estate Planning Services

Wills and trusts are important tools for estate planning. A will can be a simple one-page document or a lengthy and complex one, depending on the extent and nature of the wealth to be passed on and the objectives of the client. In addition to a standard will, a variety of different trusts can be used to serve specific needs. For example, you can create a living trust to hold your assets in trust during your lifetime and then pass them onto your designated beneficiaries after death. Trusts can be either revocable or irrevocable.

A living trust allows you to:

  • Retain control over assets during your lifetime
  • Set up management of your assets in the event you are incapacitated
  • Avoid probate for all assets in the trust
  • Pass assets on to beneficiaries as you direct
  • Decide how and when assets will be distributed, including provisions that can protect from failed marriages, imprudent and immature beneficiaries, and improper and undue influence on a surviving spouse.

A living trust allows you to place your assets in the trust and name a trustee to manage the assets. In most cases, you are the trustee during your lifetime and the document names a successor trustee. After your death, this trustee will manage the trust and ensure the assets are distributed to your intended beneficiaries. As a Sugar Land estate planning lawyer, Mr. Brennan can help you create a will and set up any trusts that best serve your goals.

Benefits of Estate Planning

Having an estate plan in place can provide you and your family with various benefits. It is never to early to begin to plan your future.

The advantages include:

  • Give Your Property to Your Family Quickly

  • Taking Care of Your Children

  • Minimizing Your Expenses

  • Smooth Retirement

  • Prepare for Medical Hardships

  • Avoid Probate

  • Protect Your Assets

Proper estate planning will ensure you and your family has planned for all of the hardships that may arise, and nothing is left to chance.

The experienced Sugar Land estate planning attorney at The Brennan Law Firm, LLC is here to assist you through the process. Call us today to discuss your options.

Guidance through the Probate Process

Probate is the procedure of settling an estate and bringing any existing will into effect. If there is a will, the name executor must gather and value all assets and property, pay any bills and taxes, and distribute the assets to the beneficiaries named in the will.

In the state of Texas, if you die without a will your estate's assets and property will be distributed according to "intestate succession." This means that Texas courts and intestacy law will determine who receives your assets, typically prioritizing your closest living relatives. Additionally, the executor, or administrator, will be appointed by the courts. This is one reason it is important to draft and frequently update your will to ensure it reflects your wishes.

Have you been named as an executor and need help fulfilling your duties to the estate? Are you a beneficiary with questions about the probate process? Sugar Land probate attorney Mr. Brennan can answer your questions and advise you from start to finish. He will always keep your best interests in mind along the way.

Avoiding Probate in Texas

Probate can be a costly and difficult process, so many families want to know how they can avoid probate for their estates. Luckily, Texas state law offers many allowances for smaller estates and other types of assets that can bypass the probate process.

Examples of smaller estates and assets that are not subject to probate include:

  • Estates that fall below the threshold of $75,000 worth of assets”
  • Assets owned by joint tenancy with right of survivorship
  • Payable or transfer on death accounts
  • Accounts, retirement assets, and life insurance policies with designated beneficiaries

At The Brennan Law Firm, LLC, Mr. Brennan can counsel you on your options for lessening the impact of probate on your estate. For over 30 years, he has helped clients throughout Fort Bend County secure their wishes for their estate and ensure the probate process is as smooth as possible. He can help bring you the peace of mind you need.

To request Mr. Brennan's legal services, please call The Brennan Law Firm, LLC at (800) 557-3149 today.

Why Hire The Brennan Law Firm, LLC?

  1. Mr. Brennan Has More Than 30 Years Of Dedicated Legal Experience
  2. Mr. Brennan Has Successfully Represented Fortune 500 Companies
  3. The Brennan Law Firm Provides One-On-One Attention & Individualized Support
  4. The Brennan Law Firm Delivers Excellent Service & Skillful Representation
  5. The Brennan Law Firm Has A Long History Of Success & Satisfied Clients
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