Austin Estate Planning Attorney
Planning for Your Future in Travis County
You know the drill: Every year, you swear that THIS is the year to get your estate plan in order, yet month after month you keep re-adding “get a will” to your to-do list. That’s where Hembree Bell Law Firm, PLLC comes in. We make the process as painless and easy as possible. It all starts with an initial conversation to nail down your family’s estate planning goals.
Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
We will work with you to craft a package that meets your family’s needs and budget.
For a flat fee (usually), we can set you up with the following:
- Last Will and Testament
- Living Trust
- Advance Directives
- Declaration of Guardian
- Financial and/or Medical Power of Attorney
What is the Main Benefit of Estate Planning?
There are a multitude of benefits to estate planning, but to sum it up, an estate plan ensures that your assets will go where you want them to go after you pass away. To expand, estate planning also makes sure your loved ones do not need to go through the financial and legal headache that comes if there is not an estate plan in place. It also helps avoid future contention among the family because there is already a plan in place.
What is the Difference Between a Will and Estate Planning?
An estate plan is more comprehensive than a will. A will appoints an executor, and it details exactly who you want to receive your assets once you pass away. It also establishes a guardian for children if applicable.
An estate plan includes a will, but might also include:
- A durable power of attorney
- A healthcare power of attorney
- Advanced directive
- A plan to offset future estate taxes
- A trust