Human beings have a natural tendency to avoid thoughts or conversations around death. However, it's imperative to reflect on what we want our legacy to be and create a legally binding document to ensure it is carried out.
Our dedicated Fort Worth wills lawyer helps clients to articulate and document their wishes comprehensively. We understand that each client has unique preferences, and we offer tailored legal guidance to ensure their assets are distributed in a way that matches their desires.
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4 Benefits of Having a Will in Texas
There are several benefits to having a last will and testament in place. Here are four primary advantages:
Avoid the Intestacy Process
In the event of a person's death without a will, their assets go through the intestacy process. This is a predetermined formula set by the state of Texas to allocate assets to the surviving family members.
However, this rigid process may not account for all the unique relationships in an individual's life. In situations like having a caregiver someone was close to, a desire to pay for a grandchild's education, or support a specific charity, intestacy cannot anticipate these inheritances. A policy designed to apply uniformly across the state cannot cater to a person's unique preferences, making it vital to have a will in place to spell these wishes out with precision.
The Joy of a Legacy
Contemplating death might be sobering but reflecting on what one has built over a lifetime and how one wants to share it can bring joy. Wills serve as a means by which an individual can designate specific family members to receive special heirlooms and bequests, that allow their legacy to live on in a tangible way.
Our Fort Worth wills attorney can help ensure that a client’s wishes are legally documented, precisely written, and accurately reflect the legacy they wish to leave behind. Call (817) 900-3892 or contact us online today for a free consultation.
Pick Your Children’s Guardians
In the event of a tragedy, parents of minor children may have a specific person or family in mind to take care of their kids. However, without precise legal documentation expressing these wishes, a state judge will ultimately decide who gains guardianship. This decision may not align with parental preferences, potentially resulting in an unfavorable outcome for the children's upbringing.
Pick Your Executor
The executor is responsible for carrying out the wishes stated in the will. This is a big responsibility that involves a considerable amount of legal paperwork and decision-making. The duties of an executor include paying any outstanding debts and distributing inheritances as instructed in the will. In cases where the deceased held stock accounts, the executor must liquidate those funds.
Often, the individual writing the will has a specific person in mind whom they deem best fit for this role. Drafting a will provides an opportunity to choose one’s own executor, something that provides needed clarity for loved ones during their own grieving process.
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The Law Office of Jason Brown is built on the principle of serving the community. Our founder, Attorney Jason Brown, served his country in the U.S. Army, and upon discharge wanted to continue that service in the field of law. That’s why we’re committed to providing legal services that are both comprehensive and affordable for everyday people.
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