Schertz, Texas Estate Planning Lawyers
Texas Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
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.
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...
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.
Mr. Baseluos has seen first hand the effects of...
San Antonio, TX 78201
South Texas College of 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.
Joseph Lassen started practicing law...
San Antonio, TX 78230
I take pride in my ability to navigate through the legal process while maintaining a compassionate...
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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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