Wills Lawyers in Katy
Make Sure Your Family Gets What They Need in Katy & Tomball
Wills have been around for thousands of years to help people leave property behind for their families. At Theander & Grimes, we believe everyone should have one. Our experienced Katy wills attorneys have helped many clients create wills that honor their wishes for the prosperity and happiness of their families once they pass on. If you don’t yet have a will, or if you are looking to modify an existing one, call our firm today and schedule a consultation.
Why Create a Will?
While no one has to create a will, failing to do so leaves your family’s property in the hands of the probate court and creditors. There may even be some family conflict that comes from confusion as to where certain assets should go.
With a will, you are able to:
- Designate who will receive what property
- Leave behind instructions for how your family can carry out your wishes
- Determine who will be the executor to your estate rather than leave it up to a probate court
In Texas, the property of those who die without a will is given to their closest relatives starting with their spouse and their children. From there, if the court is unable to locate any relatives, the property will be given to the state. It is very important to note that if you have a blended family, i.e. a child not of your current marriage, your property will be split up among all of your children and your spouse. This can cause many problems when the spouse needs to sell real estate or the children are minors.
Get Started with Trusted Guidance in Fort Bend & Harris County
While it is helpful to have the help of experienced estate planning attorneys in the initial creation of your will if you already have a will we will review your existing documents to determine if they still meet your needs. We have helped many clients to clarify parts of their will that they might have otherwise overlooked. Call us today and schedule your initial consultation to learn more about the legal options you have available.