Denton, Texas Estate Planning Lawyers

Yolanda Castro-Dominguez
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Experienced attorney for all your estate planning needs. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced Texas estate planning lawyer and represent clients in all types of estate planning cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Gretchen Benolken
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Comprehensive estate planning and probate services. Free consultation. Call now!

I’m an experienced estate planning attorney and serve clients throughout Dallas. I provide personalized representation and handle all types of cases, including wills, trusts, living wills, and powers of attorney. Read More »
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Tom O'Connell
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Texas Estate Planning Attorney

St. Mary's University School of Law and St. Mary's UniversityTexas, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas and U.S. Supreme Court
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Camille Milner
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Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(940) 383-2674 620 W Hickory St
Denton, TX 76201
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
The University of Texas School of Law
I tried over 50 jury trials and, as a trial lawyer, I loved every minute of it, but as a human being, I came to realize that a trial in a courtroom is no place to restructure a family who is having to go through a divorce. The courtroom will finalize a divorce, but the collateral damage done to a family, especially the children, in a trial, is something from which they (and future generations) many never recover. Even though over 95% of all cases are settled before trial, few people consider the difference in a case that is settled...
Amelia 'Amy' Jones
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Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 3 years experience
(940) 215-0707 809 N. Locust Street
Denton, TX 76201
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Consumer, Family and Probate
Texas Tech University School of Law
In 2000, I entered the United States Army, served as a Psychological Operations Specialist and worked with the Military Police Corps throughout the U.S. and in Korea. I learned many valuable skills throughout my years of service, most importantly the meaning of integrity, loyalty, and grit. These skills have been the foundation of every aspect of my career since leaving the Army.

Upon leaving the Army I became a successful small business owner. This experience provided me with invaluable insight into the legal needs and the struggles that businesses all sizes and individuals face each day.

Additionally, it allowed me...
Gary A Kollmeier
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Denton, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(940) 387-8181 501 S. Carroll Blvd., Ste B
Denton, TX 76201
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mr. Kollmeier is Board Certified in Family Law. The Law Office of Gary A. Kollmeier has been dedicated to providing competent and caring legal services in the areas of Family and Probate law since 1991. The firm provides comprehensive, superior, and respectful advocacy in an environment in which the clients receive full attention and loyalty with the highest level of personal legal services. It is our focus to educate our clients about the reality of what to expect in every aspect of their legal case. As a lawyer, Gary Kollmeier is committed to high standards, as evidenced by his certification...
Jack W. Cunningham
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Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(940) 757-0058 1332 Teasley Ln.
Ste. 275
Denton, TX 76205
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
Texas Tech University School of Law
David Biles
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Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(940) 566-0566 303 N Carroll Blvd
Denton, TX 76201
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
As a board certified specialist in family law, I diligently and zealously represent clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce, complex property division and retirement, custody and support, alimony, adoptions, as well as modification of prior court orders
Justin H Vaughan
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Denton, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(469) 248-5238 109 E Oak Street Ste 1000
Denton, TX 76201
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Trademarks
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Mr. Vaughan’s practice covers a wide array of intellectual property matters. He provides counsel to businesses and individuals who are seeking to establish and/or protect their portfolio of creative ideas, which may include copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets. Mr. Vaughan helps clients to identify, register, license, or transfer their own intellectual property; he also counsels clients on avoiding liability for infringement of others’ rights. Whenever conflict arises, Mr. Vaughan offers his clients a number of tools to achieve a cost-effective and desirable resolution. Having participated in mediations both as a party and as a trained mediator, Mr....
Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(940) 349-2140 1450 E McKinney St # 2412
Denton, TX 76209
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Villanova University School of Law
Denton, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(940) 381-1082 513 W Oak St
Denton, TX 76201
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Energy
Texas Tech University School of Law
Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(940) 349-8333 215 E McKinney St
Denton, TX 76201
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Communications
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Denton, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(940) 323-1300 217 E Oak St
Denton, TX 76201
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
SMU Dedman School of Law
Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(940) 591-8597 301 Dallas Dr
Ste 101
Denton, TX 76205
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Immigration
The University of Texas School of Law
Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(940) 383-3961 419 S. Carroll Blvd
Suite 200
Denton, TX 76201
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Elder
Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Denton, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(940) 349-2698 1450 E McKinney St
Ste 3100
Denton, TX 76209
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(940) 382-9500 512 W Hickory St
Ste 112
Denton, TX 76201
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
South Texas College of Law
Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(940) 566-3164 1513 N Locust St
Denton, TX 76201
Estate Planning, Consumer, Criminal and Family
Texas Tech University School of Law
Denton, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(940) 594-0885 109 S Woodrow Ln
Denton, TX 76205
Estate Planning, Consumer, Divorce and Family
Marquette University Law School
Denton, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(940) 383-0783 109 S Woodrow Ln
Ste 700
Denton, TX 76209
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Energy and Family
SMU Dedman School of Law
Denton, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(940) 323-1300 217 E Oak St
Denton, TX 76201
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Baylor Law School
Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(214) 551-9431 1501 S Loop 288
Ste 104 Pmb 118
Denton, TX 76205
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
American University Washington College of Law
Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(940) 591-8597 301 Dallas Dr
Ste 101
Denton, TX 76205
Estate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
The University of Texas School of Law
Gary Blake Wells
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Argyle, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(940) 222-6993 9350 Hilltop Rd
Argyle, TX 76226
Estate Planning, Administrative, Appeals and Business
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT
I work with clients to help them succeed, whether this involves setting up a new business, working with them to understand and comply with complicated federal and state laws, developing their estate plan and preparing the necessary documents, or helping them resolve their firearm legal issues.

I can work with you by providing the following legal services:

(1) Business Law: Work with businesses owners to plan their organization, develop the legal documents necessary to get their business started, and address their ongoing legal concerns

(2) Regulatory Compliance: Work with business owners to help them understand and comply with statutory and regulatory requirements so...
Gretchen Benolken
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Frisco, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(940) 483-9400 6160 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
The University of Texas School of Law
Entering her fourth decade as a practicing attorney, Gretchen Benolken has chosen to divide her professional time into a small handful of areas. First, she spends some time in the service of long time, loyal, existing clients with various needs. Second, the majority of her time is spent with new clients, providing legal services in two specific areas: a) the drafting of wills and trusts for the purpose of protection of assets, and b) representing clients in the probating of the estates of their deceased loved ones and guiding them step-by-step through this judicial process during what is a most...
Darryl V. Pratt
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FRISCO, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(972) 712-1515 2591 DALLAS PKWY STE 505
FRISCO, TX 75034-8564
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Oklahoma City University School of Law
With over twenty (20) of experience as a dual-licensed attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Darryl V. Pratt has practiced law in all areas of corporate and business law, non profit law, estate planning, probate, guardianship, asset protection planning, bankruptcy (Chapters 7, 13 and 11), real estate, and taxation. Mr. Pratt focuses his practice on business representation and estate planning-probate and is a regular speaker on a variety of business law, non profit law, estate planning, asset protection, tax, bankruptcy, real estate and taxation topics. Mr. Pratt is a member of the Collin County, Denton County and Dallas County...
Matthew S Tadlock
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Grapevine, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(682) 559-4381 220 N Park Blvd
Suite 113
Grapevine, TX 76051
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Vienna, University of Tulsa College of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Matthew Tadlock was born in Dallas, but raised in Fort Worth. He studied political science at Baylor University and proceeded to the University of Tulsa College of Law, which was a natural fit. His love of learning and travel lead him to study abroad in Ireland and Austria, where he was taught by the United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy & studied European and International Business Law at the University of Vienna. Passionate about practicing law in Texas, Matt made is way back home so he could serve the community that had set him up so well...
Chris G Newsom
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Southlake, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(817) 879-4000 300 Miron Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Tax
SMU Dedman School of Law and Duke University School of Law
Chris Newsom has engaged in a tax planning and controversy, business transactions, estate planning and non-profit organizations law practice since 1995. He has been Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2005. He has counseled businesses and individuals on federal and state tax issues. Chris has advised clients on "choice of entity" issues and formed all types of business entities. He has represented taxpayers in audits and disputes with the IRS and Texas Comptroller. He has represented companies in numerous mergers and acquisitions by preparing the various agreements and state filings. He has prepared...
Curtis Harrison II
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(214) 473-9696 7160 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 650
Plano, TX 75024
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Baylor Law School
Kelly Michelle Davis
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Lewisville, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(972) 434-8009 550 S Edmonds Ln
Lewisville, TX 75067
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
Although Ms. Davis specializes in construction litigation, she has a general practice which includes handling all problems from corporate inception to dissolution, partnership formation and disputes, real estate law, consumer litigation, contract disputes, and appeals.
Matthew Gilpin
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Frisco, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Estate Planning and Probate
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Matthew Gilpin began working for McCathern as a partner in 2018 and his practice primarily focuses on probate matters, estate administrations, and inheritance issues in the North Texas region.

Mr. Gilpin’s probate experience involves managing all aspects of cases – legal and administrative – from start to finish. This includes helping his clients find the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to settling estate matters. Additionally, he advises clients regarding estate planning and asset protection and he drafts trusts, wills, directives, releases, and other estate planning documents.

Mr. Gilpin firmly believes that to create the most effective estate plan, it must be...
Taylor M Mohr
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Frisco , TX Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco , TX 75034
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Baylor Law School
Taylor Mohr distinguishes herself by offering effective, affordable, and compassionate legal services. Her practice focuses on family law in Williamson and Travis counties. She is a member of the Williamson County Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Baylor Law Alumni Association.

Taylor graduated from the Baylor Law School. She attended this prestigious university with a full-tuition scholarship. As a law student, she balanced her studies with a variety of extracurricular work, serving as Secretary and Executive Vice-President for the Student Bar Association and working as an editing assistant for professor Gerald Powell, director of...
David Warren Wynne
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Grapevine , TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(817) 332-2202 128 E. Texas Street
Grapevine , TX 76051
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
David W. Wynne is the managing attorney and principal partner of the Wynne Law Firm in Ft. Worth and Grapevine, Texas. David has been practicing divorce and child custody law since 1996. David has helped over 3,000 clients throughout Fort Worth and the surrounding counties. David Wynne has years of experience and is qualified to take on a wide range of cases, including divorce, child custody, estate planning, and wealth management matters. He is the recipient of Avvo’s Top Child Custody Attorney (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) selection and Avvo’s Client Choice Award 2015 and 2016, boasting a 10.0 Superb...
David Wayne Chowins
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Lewisville, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(469) 630-2550 405 State Highway 121 Bypass
Suite A250
Lewisville, TX 75067
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
New York University School of Law and University of Tulsa College of Law
Jeff Brown
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Roanoke, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(817) 482-5005 504 N. Oak Street
Suite #6
Roanoke, TX 76262
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Jeff Brown is a criminal defense attorney trusted throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area for delivering big firm results at small firm prices. His practice areas include DWI + DUI, Public Intoxication, Assault, Drug Possession, Theft, Burglary, Violation of Probation, and Traffic Tickets.

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...
Jeffrey Albert Yates
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(214) 423-5100 5601 Granite Parkway Suite 400
Plano, TX 75024
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
Albin Yates Balius Roach believes in aggressively preserving the truth for our clients while advancing the integrity of the profession. We also recognize that we cannot successfully cast a positive vision for our clients’ futures without possessing one for ourselves. The attorneys, paralegals and support staff of Albin Yates Balius Roach have chosen to commit their time and talent to the firm because we believe in the firm’s priorities and its future.
Donald W. Mills
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Flower Mound, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(214) 617-2260 1011 Surrey Ln., Bldg. 200
Flower Mound, TX 75022
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
Emily Daniell
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Grapevine, TX Estate Planning Attorney
(972) 584-9382 2331 Mustang Dr
#400
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Bert Starr
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(972) 633-2588 3108 Midway Road, Suite 101
Plano, TX 75093
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Candace Meryl Murphy
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Flower Mound, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 220-0919 1011 Surrey Lane
Building 200
Flower Mound, TX 75022
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
Loyola University New Orleans
Attorney Murphy received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of New Orleans in secondary education; and her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University. She is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas as well as several Federal Court Districts. She practices real estate law, corporate bankruptcy, estate planning, probate and successions.
Laura Starr
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(972) 633-2588 3108 Midway Road, Suite 101
Plano, TX 75093
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Laura Starr joined the firm in 2014. Laura received her undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University, graduating with a B.S. in political science. Laura attended law school in Chicago, Illinois at DePaul University College of Law where she received a certificate in business law. During law school, Laura externed for the Honorable Michael F. Otto at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and was a member of the International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team. She was also a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. As a member of Starr Law Firm, P.C. Laura focuses in the areas of...
Charles E. Beachley III
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Lewisville, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(972) 538-0358 396 West Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75057
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Probate
Southern Methodist University
Born New York, N.Y., April 14, 1951 admitted to Bar: 1982, Texas; 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas (A.A. 1971); Trinity University (B.A., cum laude, 1973; M.F.A., 1976); Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1982). Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of North Texas, 1992-1993. Lecturer, Lewisville Library Law Lectures, 1984-1986. Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 1989-1998. Diplomate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Associate, Durand & Associates, P.C., 1990-2015. Sole Practitioner, 1986-1990....
Tom O'Connell
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Attorney
(972) 423-0331 2500 Dallas Pkwy
#108
Plano, TX 75093
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal and White Collar Crime
St. Mary's University School of Law and St. Mary's University
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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.


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