Estate Planning

Protect the People and Things That Are Important to You

There are major events in our life that affect us deeply — getting married, having children, starting a business, contracting a serious illness, going through a divorce, and losing people we love. Each of these events, and others, are opportunities to remind us there are legal steps we should take to ensure our loved ones and assets are secure. 

Attorney W. Stephen Scott has more than 25 years of experience in estate planning and probate law. More importantly, he has more than 25 years of experience listening to his clients' needs and accomplishing their goals.

Plan for the Future: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives

It can be unsettling to think about losing assets you have worked hard for to greedy or irresponsible individuals, or to unnecessary estate taxes. Estate planning gives you the opportunity to legally determine how your estate will be distributed after you pass away. Also, you can decide now who will handle your personal and financial affairs if you are ever incapacitated.

We understand that estate planning involves many very personal decisions. That is why we focus entirely on you and your goals as we prepare your estate plan. Your plan may include:

  • Last Will & Testament (with trust provisions, where appropriate)
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Directive to Physicians and Family or Surrogates ("Living Will")
  • HIPPA Authorization
  • Declaration of Guardian In the Event of Future Incapacity or Need

Click here for more information about each document.

Probate

Get the Guidance You Need After a Loved One Passes Away

We understand that the death of a loved one is a difficult time in your life. It can be overwhelming to consider what legal steps you must take before your loved one's estate can be distributed to heirs. We are sensitive to your needs and are available to provide compassionate guidance throughout the process whether your loved one died with or without a Will.

Also, if you have been named the trustee of a trust, we can help you carry our your legal duties to administer the trust according to the terms of the trust and the trust laws of the State of Texas.

Contact Us Now for a Free Consultation

Call 512-596-2941 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.