Hockley, Texas Estate Planning Lawyers
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY - Cynthia Guerra Attorney is a native Texan, passionately protecting the accused for more than 26 years.
She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Southern School of Law and has been licensed in the State Bar of Texas since 1991 and in the Southern Federal District since 1994. Since opening her practice, she has defended a variety of cases from murder to DWI.
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During her tenure at South Texas College of Law Houston, Nancy volunteered with the Houston Area Women’s Center, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Boat People SOS and Catholic Charities where she gained invaluable experience in family law at an early point in her career. Through her continued experience, Nancy...
Melissa decided to equip herself with the tools necessary to affect social change and seek justice for those in need of help. She matriculated at New England School of Law in Boston, before returning to Houston, her true home.
After law school, Melissa has amassed extensive courtroom experience, with a focus on a variety of practice areas, including family law, mass tort litigation and personal injury. She has volunteered...
Estate Planning Lawyers in Nearby Cities
Estate Planning Lawyers in Nearby Counties
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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