Colleyville, Texas Estate Planning Lawyers
Grapevine, TX 76051
University of Vienna, University of Tulsa College of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
After graduation, she began working for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans, practicing poverty law. While there, her practice areas included Consumer Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection, Housing Law, and the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. During...
Ms. Schilling graduated from Texas A&M at Galveston in 1999 and received a Juris Doctorate from California...
Jeff started his legal career in Florida. He worked for an international law firm in Miami, Florida. He represented businesses, governments, and investors, but wanted more courtroom experience.
He left the international law firm to work as a prosecutor. As a prosecutor, Jeff discovered his gift: fighting in the courtroom. Jeff developed his skills of persuasion in the...
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Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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