Waller, Texas Estate Planning Lawyers

Brett Christiansen
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Galveston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 838-3501 7310 Seawall Blvd. Suite 602
Galveston, TX 75038
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
For your Family Law, Probate and Business Legal Needs call Brett at (214) 838-3501.

Representative Experience

Successful representation of clients in divorce, complex property division and post-divorce modifications
Drafting and negotiation of premarital and post-marital agreements
Representation of clients in child custody disputes and enforcements of existing orders relating to custody and possession
Representing clients in probate of wills and intestate estates
Design and implementation of complex estate plans for all sizes of estates
Acting as attorney ad litem in heirship determination and guardianship proceedings
Conceptualization, implementation, and management of comprehensive legal strategy contributing to company growth from a $300K single-location organization to $100M international value-added reseller...
Richard 'Rick' Rousseau
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Galveston, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(409) 515-6176 719 59th Street
Galveston, TX 77551
Estate Planning, Elder, Military and Probate
The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School and South Texas College of Law
Colonel (Retired) Rick Rousseau has experience in every aspect of military law following 27 years on active duty as a Judge Advocate (JAG). He served in various positions, including twice as the Staff Judge Advocate (Senior Legal Advisor) for Fort Hood, Regional Defense Counsel, defense counsel, prosecutor, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, medical claims attorney, administrative law attorney, and legal assistance attorney. Rick Rousseau served as a full-time law professor at The Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) School in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he taught estate planning, federal income taxation, estate & gift taxation, and veterans & survivor benefits. He...
John Ralph Gilbert
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Angleton, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years experience
(979) 849-3200 108 E. Magnolia Street
Angleton, TX 77515
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Probate
John R. Gilbert joined his father, Ralph W. Gilbert’s practice in 1973, when they established the law firm of Gilbert & Gilbert. He has continued and built upon the tradition of client service and excellence in representation that has been a hallmark of the firm since its founding. Mr. Gilbert maintains a civil litigation and appellate practice focusing on commercial litigation, personal injury, and products liability. He has tried cases before state and federal courts on a range of challenging issues, and has handled a number of significant appeals. Mr. Gilbert’s practice includes serving as counsel for numerous...
Nicholas John Saranto
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League City, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years experience
(409) 750-0159 2600 South Shore Blvd Suite 300
League City, TX 77573
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
I am a general practitioner. This includes criminal defense, family law, and civil disputes such as contractual conflicts, personal injury, and consumer rights causes of action.
Blake A. Watson
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Bastrop, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(512) 852-6450 P.O. Box #645
Bastrop, TX 78602
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Personal Injury and Probate
South Texas College of Law
Blake Watson is a graduate of South Texas College of Law and Baylor University. After graduating law school, Blake went on to work at a large firm in Houston, Texas that specialized in personal injury. While there he helped his clients receive far and lucrative settlements for cases involving auto and 18-wheeler accidents, wrongful death, slip and falls, and work related injuries. From Houston, Blake took his practice to Bastrop and Austin Counties where his practice included everything from real estate transactions to business litigation. When he is not practicing law, Blake is an avid outdoors-man who enjoys all types...
Stephen Hartley Wilsey
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Lake Jackson, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(979) 285-0100 490 This Way, Ste. 200
P.O. Box 1388
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
South Texas College of Law
Cari Brownlee
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Pasadena, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(281) 410-1177 3515 Preston Ave.
Pasadena, TX 77505
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Cari Brownlee provides legal services in Harris County, Brazoria County and Galveston County.
Kimberly Amelia Hegwood
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(281) 218-0880 950 Gemini, Suite 6
Houston, TX 77058
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
South Texas College Of Law
Kim Hegwood is the founder of Hegwood Law Group, she believes in providing her clients with the absolute best legal representation combined with compassionate advocacy and honest advice. Kim's ultimate objective is to ensure that the needs and goals of her clients are met both efficiently and effectively.

Seeing her grandparents struggle with the ins-and-outs of Social Security, estate and protection planning, elder law and other bureaucracies that come with the aging process, Kim experienced first-hand the many financial and emotional challenges facing the elderly, infirm and their families.

Inspired to help people with similar obstacles, Kim started Hegwood Law Group, a...
Katrina Dannhaus
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Schulenburg, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(979) 743-4574 523 North Main Street
Schulenburg, TX 78956
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
A biography is provided on her website: www.packardlawcenter.com.
Tamara Pacini Bibb
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(855) 976-4041 1800 Bering Drive
Suite 600
Houston, TX 77057
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
South Texas College of Law
Tamara Bibb was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with News/Editorial specialization in May 2003. Tamara received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in May 2007 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas the November immediately following. She is a devoted advocate for her clients and understands the emotions and turmoil that come with family law cases. Tamara is able to walk her clients not only through the intricate legalities of the process but also the...
Charles Michael
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Houston, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 54 years experience
(281) 488-5500 16874 Royal Crest Dr
Houston, TX 77058
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
I am Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I am a founding member of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law section. I am a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. I am a former member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee. I was selected as one of the top family law attorneys in Houston, Texas in the 2007 edition of H Texas magazine. I have been in the private practice of law in Houston, Texas since 1965. I am a...
Jeffrey Bendit
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Brazoria, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(979) 798-9334 PO BOX 1810
Brazoria, TX 77422
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Family
Melbourne Timothy Berlinger
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Friendswood, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(281) 993-3779 907 S. Friendswood Drive, Suite 218
Friendswood, TX 77546
Estate Planning and Probate
Carol Janecek Renner
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Hallettsville, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(361) 798-9420 211 East 2nd Street
Hallettsville, TX 77964-2447
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
South Texas College of Law
Specializing in Elder Law and certified as a Private Professional Guardian
Daniel Allen Bayless
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Cleveland, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(281) 592-6400 106 W Houston St
Cleveland, TX 77327
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Jeffrey More Burns
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Caldwell, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(979) 567-3366 205 S. Hill St.
Caldwell, TX 77836
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Construction
Bobby L Phillips
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LIVINGSTON, TX Estate Planning Lawyer
(936) 327-5619 419 N Washington Ave
LIVINGSTON, TX 77351
Estate Planning, Criminal and Probate
Texas A&M University School of Law
Prior to entering the practice of law, Bobby L Phillips had a career in the corrections industry that spanned over 27 years. Bobby served as deputy warden and/or Senior Warden at multiple state and private correctional facilities. Having returned to his southeast texas home of Livingston, he now practices law in the area and is dedicated to providing honest and affordable representation to his clients. In addition to his law practice Bobby is a well regarded public speaker; speaking on his interesting background, career, family and faith.
Gratia 'Grace' P. Schoemakers
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Pearland, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(832) 408-0505 11200 Broadway St
Suite 2743
Pearland, TX 77584
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
Barry Evans
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League City, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(281) 557-1900 550 Egret Bay Blvd.
League City, TX 77573
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Insurance Claims
For over 25 years I have been helping people resolve their legal issues.
Don Sixta
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Friendswood, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(281) 317-8666 117 E. Edgewood Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Creighton University School of Law
Wide ranging experience of practicing law in different areas of law, including mediation, trials, appeals and representation of client before boards, as well as experienced in lobbying. Licensed in to practice law in Texas, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, and the United States Supreme Court. Experienced in practicing law in Federal District Courts as well as State Courts.
Graduated from Creighton University School of Law in 1973 and started practicing law in 1974. Experienced as a former Deputy County Attorney, as well as a City Counsel Member.
William A. Brown Jr.
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League City, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(281) 557-9200 550 N. Egret Bay Blvd.
League City, TX 77573
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
South Texas College of Law
Native Texan, 5th generation attorney, Member - Sons of the Republic of Texas.
Kathryn Bradfield Lanan
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Dickinson, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(832) 738-1170 2404 FM 517 Road East
Dickinson, TX 77539-8625
Estate Planning, Family, Juvenile and Probate
South Texas College Of Law
Kathy LeClaire White
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Crosby, TX Estate Planning Lawyer
15010 FM 2100, Suite 102
Crosby, TX 77532
Estate Planning, Family, Probate and Real Estate
Donald George Legrand Jr
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Texas City, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(409) 965-8500 2206 Palmer Hwy
Texas City, TX 77590
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
South Texas College Of Law
Diane Duesler Clark
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League City, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(281) 535-3500 3027 Marina Bay Dr
League City, TX 77573
Estate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Jayd Arya Piercy
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Pearland, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(281) 606-1778 4702 West Walnut Street
Pearland, TX 77581
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Elder
Brittany C Giddens-Burns
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Pasadena, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(713) 947-0001 3009 Strawberry Rd
Pasadena, TX 77502
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Patrice Francesca Gay
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Caldwell, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(281) 408-3532 516 Private Road 4032
Caldwell, TX 77836
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Criminal
Suffolk University Law School
Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(713) 250-2525 515 Rusk St
Fl 4
Houston, TX 77002
Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
South Texas College of Law
Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(281) 286-3300 1 Greenway Plz
Ste 100
Houston, TX 77046
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
The University of Texas School of Law
Galveston, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(409) 621-1876 2417 Market St
Galveston, TX 77550
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Houston Law Center
Danbury, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(979) 922-8825 1822 Main St
Danbury, TX 77534
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Construction
The University of Texas School of Law
Galveston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(409) 763-2341 2228 Mechanic
Ste 400
Galveston, TX 77553
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(281) 335-3622 18333 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
South Texas College of Law
Gonzales, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(830) 672-8773 417 Saint George Street
2nd Floor
Gonzales, TX 78629
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
St. Mary's University School of Law
ALVIN, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(281) 585-5654 ALVIN, TX 77512
Estate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
South Texas College of Law
Baytown, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(281) 422-4995 4721 Garth Rd
Ste B200
Baytown, TX 77521
Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(281) 741-5225 12621 Featherwood Dr
Ste 282
Houston, TX 77034
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Elder
University of Houston Law Center
Pasadena, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(713) 378-4333 PO Box 5803
Pasadena, TX 77508
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
University of Houston Law Center
League City, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(713) 562-5620 114 Civil Dr
League City, TX 77573
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
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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.