Here at The Law Offices of William Catterton we focus on ensuring that your estate plan (including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney) is consistent with your wishes. If for some reason you should pass without having taking time to plan how your estate will be handled, those left behind can frequently have to deal with complicated questions and additional fees and expenses. The state of Texas and their default planning for you and your assets may not be what you had in mind.
Only occasionally does the state’s probate plan correspond with how a person would want their estate handled. Even if the state does match what a person wants, additional charges and expenses arise if there is no will. The only way to make sure your estate passes in the manner you wish is to prepare ahead of time. By planning ahead, you can direct that your estate be administered according to your wishes and preferences. There are many steps which can be taken in planning your estate. The Law Offices of William T. Catterton have dealt with all types of estates, ranging from small ones to multi-million dollar estates. When using the Law Offices of William T. Catterton, you will be dealing with an office which has been involved in creating estate plans for clients in Tarrant County and the surrounding areas for many years.
Here at The Law Offices Of William Catterton we suggest that each client’s estate plan should be reviewed at least once every three years. Changes in the client’s life such as their assets, their health or changes in the family can have a serious impact on the plan. It is sometimes unrealistic to expect that the plan established today will be exactly what is needed perhaps 10 to 20 or 30 years from now. Assets can change as well as family situations. Each time we review your estate plan, we will make sure that it reflects your wishes and desires. We will help you to reduce possible court costs, as well as other costs that may arise, in handling your estate.
We have been practicing law in Texas since 1976. In those years, we have had an opportunity to deal with the ends and outs of estate planning to include wills, trusts, powers of attorney and directives to physicians. We continue to keep up with changes in the law that can have an effect on you and your estate.