How Much Does A Will Cost In Texas
Knowing how much it will cost you to make a Will, can give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on what you want to include in your Will. Your Last Will and Testament is a legal document that contains instructions for the distribution of your assets after your death. In the Will you can appoint an executor for your estate and list the names of the people you want to inherit your assets and more. The cost of a Will depends on the complexity of your requests. For example, if you have significant assets, a child with special needs, a blended family, or you would like to create a trust, you may have to pay more. See also…Estate Planning Attorney Cost & Reviews.
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Will’s price For Individuals And For Couples
Drafting A Texas Will for an Individual
Regarding Wills in Texas, Lawyers charge different fee amounts depending on the complexity of the estate planning situation that you are faced with. You should call our office immediately to speak to an attorney about a cost estimate to have your Will drafted by one of our attorneys. We always strive to help our clients feel more comfortable communicating with a lawyer about this life planning situation. A Will may more or cost less depending on the complexity of the legal situation and/or the expertise of the attorney drafting the Will. For an individual the cost of a Last Will and Testament document can be extremely affordable and is often (1) a very good financial decision,and (2) more affordable than you might think. Call our office today to schedule a free 30-min consultation.
Certain married couples in Texas may want to have each of their Wills drafted by our office.
We can accommodate this and it is often a great idea. Our attorneys will work with you to have your best interests protected by your Last Will & Testament, so that your wishes will be carried out expeditiously when the time comes. The total amount couples can pay to have their Wills drafted is typically quite affordable and one of our attorneys would be happy to give you a price quote. Call today for a free 30-minute consultation.
Other Documents You May Need
The lawyer drafting your Will may advise you to make a few other estate planning documents in addition to your Will. These may include documents such as:
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Living Will
- HIPAA Authorization
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Appointment of A Guardian
- Directive to Physicians
- See also…How to hire a probate lawyer in Texas.
We offer free 30-minute consultations over the phone and in certain instances we may ask you to come in for an office visit, or conduct an online video conference with our legal team so that we can finalize the details of your legal document.
*Note: additional fees may apply for consultations longer than the allotted 30 minutes.
Creating A Trust
If a Will is not right for you, then you should consider creating a living trust. Creating a trust can be very cost-effective and it is important to remember that certain trusts can be used to avoid the need to probate a Will after you die. Trusts can be used to hold assets for the benefit of designated heirs or beneficiaries. The person creating the trust appoints a trustee to manage the trust according to the terms of the trust.
A trust can start being effective when the person creating the trust is alive and then be terminated after the person who created it dies or remains effective after the death of its creator. Living trusts are an example of trusts that operate during the trust creator’s lifetime and terminate after death. All the assets put into the trust are owned by the trust not the heirs. Call our office today to learn more about how we can help you with your estate planning needs.