Safeguarding The Future Of Your Family
Family upheaval following a divorce or parental separation naturally brings up concerns about your estate. While many people understand the need for having a formal estate plan, they do not always understand how state and federal estate laws apply to their unique situations.
Dallas estate planning attorney David W. Smith II provides knowledgeable insight for clients with questions about estate planning. His clients are families who have questions about how to properly prepare their estates so as to provide for the next generation.
Tailored Advice To Protect Your Assets
While it can be tempting to simply download forms from the internet, the advice of experienced counsel can prove invaluable when it comes to estate planning. For example, general forms can overlook certain Texas-only requirements that would render your intended wishes invalid in court.
As your lawyer, David will take the time to review your unique circumstances to develop a tailored plan that fits your immediate needs and future goals. His experience includes assistance with:
- State and federal estate taxes and tax planning
- Wills and trusts
- Financial powers of attorney (an appointed person to determine financial decisions if you become incapacitated)
- Medical powers of attorney/durable health care powers of attorney (an appointed person to determine if life support or other care measures are needed)
- Probate and estate administration
Estate Planning For Same-Sex Families
Couples legally married as well as LGBT families within the state face unique challenges when it comes to estate planning. David Smith stands up for same-sex rights and provides skilled counsel on how to overcome these challenges so as to protect your estate for your partner and children. Putting legal safeguards in place now can thus hopefully prevent family disputes in the future should you become incapacitated.
Now Is The Time To Start The Process
Whatever your estate planning goals, learn more about your rights and options from a knowledgeable advocate. Contact David at 469-460-8980 or send a message online to schedule a free 30-minute initial phone consultation today. Evening and phone/videoconference appointments can be arranged.