Medina County, Texas Estate Planning Lawyers
Texas Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
I was in my first semester of law school at that time, and the probate process was so traumatizing to my family that I was sure the attorney had committed malpractice. As it turned out, he did exactly what most probate attorneys do. I knew then that I could do much better, and I've been doing it...
She promotes a gentler focus on marital termination, convinced that a family’s energies should be spent on the healthy development of children, rather than concentrating on marital angst. Ms. Vance works closely with mental health providers, so that clients can heal, rather than continue to wound those they do, and have, loved. As a result, the firm promotes collaborative law for marital disputes, whenever appropriate. When necessary, however, to protect families, Ms Vance's trial skills successfully promote the best interests of her...
In our family law practice, we primarily represent parents in suits affecting the parent child relationship, grandparents and foster parents. Further, we represent clients with significant property issues in their marriage and in the unfortunate event of a death in the family.
Mr. Baseluos has seen first hand the effects of...
In the decisive moments of your family law case James is ready to take your case as far as necessary in litigation to get what you really want.
Divorces and family law litigation can be emotionally stressful, financially taxing, and spiritually draining. You need a lawyer to be “in your corner.”
Whether your divorce is uncontested or you’re fighting over property, custody, or both, James Meyrat will aggressively...
The Collaborative Process is a new way to settle your divorce case without going to court. It is totally private, you may schedule your meeting to fit your schedule, you and your spouse have total control of the matter, and the process allows the parents to salvage their parenting relationship and put the best interest of their children first.
San Antonio, TX 78201
South Texas College of Law
Ron Smeberg represents debtors in bankruptcy matters and has an extensive track record of resolving complex financial matters both in and out of bankruptcy. His accomplishments include reorganizing a public company in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy as well as being one of very few...
Joseph Lassen started practicing law...
Prior to her career as an attorney, Mrs. Hailey-Petty worked for the Governor of Texas. During her time at the Governor’s office, she served as the Investment Manager and Deputy Director of the 300-million-dollar Emerging Technology Fund.
Medina County Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
St. Mary's University School of Law Center for Legal and Social Justice
San Antonio, TX
The Barshop Jewish Community Center
San Antonio, TX
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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