As a Houston estate planning attorney, one of the questions I get asked is, “Can’t I prepare my estate planning documents by myself with some forms?” My response is usually something sarcastic like, “Sure, if you don’t care about what happens to your family when you die.” Seriously, though, in preparing an estate plan there are many issues that need to be addressed, and the odds are small that you’ve thought of them all and understand how to address them under Texas law.
Here are just a few of the questions you need to ask yourself. If you know the answers to all of these questions, then the odds are you have a decent understanding of Texas law when it comes to planning your estate. If not, it’s a good idea to speak with an attorney to make sure you have your bases covered.
This is just a small sample of the questions involved in preparing a well-thought-out estate plan. As you can see there are a lot of things to think about in preparing an estate plan. Your situation is different from everyone else’s, which is why you should seek advice from a qualified estate planning attorney who knows the right questions to ask and understands how to answer those questions under Texas law.