Taylor, Texas Estate Planning Lawyers
Texas Estate Planning Attorney
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Texas Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
Mr. Jackson received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and obtained his law degree from St. Mary’s Law School, graduating magna cum laude (top 3% of his class).
While in law school, he was a member of the Law Review and interned with the Hon. Judge Emilio Garza of the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Elissa was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2016, but has served in various legal capacities since 2009....
Mr. Cahan knighted (graduated) in 2000 from Kamiak High School in Mukilteo Washington with several letters in music including Jazz and Marching bands. In 2004 Mr. Cahan graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Russian Language and History with a...
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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