The Law Offices of Kennedy & Jackson
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Do you have a spouse or children? Are you approaching retirement? Do you own a house? Do you have a savings account or a retirement account? If so — you should have an estate plan.
CREATING AN ESTATE PLAN IS STRAIGHTFORWARD AND NECESSARY
Estate plans are not just for the wealthy. Rather, an estate plan is a general term to describe a combination of wills, trusts and other legal documents that describe — in a legally binding way — your wishes for your family, your assets and yourself in the event of your death or incapacitating disability.
WITHOUT THE PROPER WILLS AND TRUSTS, YOUR WISHES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
If you pass away without a will, the state will decide who gets your assets, without considering your wishes. The state will also decide how best to care for any minor or disabled children you leave behind. If you become incapacitated by an illness or injury — like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease — without first creating medical and financial powers of attorney, state law will determine who is authorized to make decisions for you regarding your health care and finances.
Do you already have a will? You should review your existing estate plan every couple of years, and after every major life change — such as marriage, divorce, the birth of a child, the death of a family member or the death of someone you have named as a surrogate decision-maker, or a major change in financial circumstances.
LEAVE YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER, FOR YOUR FAMILY’S BENEFIT
Use wills and trusts to leave your affairs in order. Your estate plan is the last thing you leave for your family and the people you care about. Creating an estate plan will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are leaving your loved ones the gift of a clear statement of your wishes, after you are no longer available to communicate your preferences.
GET ESTATE PLANNING ADVICE FROM EXPERIENCED WILLS AND TRUSTS ATTORNEYS
At The Law Offices of Kennedy & Jackson, in Houston, Texas, our estate planning lawyers are both board-certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For decades, we have focused our legal practice exclusively on providing clear advice and sound guidance on estate planning matters to individuals, families and businesses of all sizes and asset levels.
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CONTACT THE LAW OFFICES OF KENNEDY & JACKSON
Our law office is located in the Galleria area of Houston, with free on-site parking available next to our office building. We provide a complimentary — and confidential — initial consultation to all new potential clients.
To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, call 713-783-7444 or send us an email.