Estate Planning Attorney in Schertz, Texas

Estate planning is the process of making sure your final wishes are taken care of after your death. I believe everyone should take the time to put at least a basic plan in place at some point in their life. By planning your estate, you can strive to spare your family the burden of unnecessary expenses and delays. If you need guidance on where to begin, my firm, Carl J. Mangine, Attorney at Law, PLLC, is here to help. Schedule a consultation with me in Schertz, Texas, if you are located in Universal City, Converse, New Braunfels, San Antonio, or any of the surrounding areas of Guadalupe County.

My Services

Handling an estate is something that takes patience and thoroughness. There are many aspects that go into the planning of the estate. I can assist you with a variety of areas, including:

  • Wills - A simple will is a document that allows you to name a guardian to your offspring and pets, designate where you want your assets to go, and specify how you want your final arrangements to come about.
  • Trusts - Trusts are a tad more complex than wills. Trusts can offer great benefits like greater control over the way your assets are distributed.
  • Powers of Attorney - Declaring a power of attorney can take the stress off your back in many unforeseeable scenarios.
  • Advance Directives - If you are ill or injured, your loved ones can be faced with a difficult decision in the future. An advanced directive gives your family and healthcare professionals guidance on how you would like your affairs to be sorted.
  • Life Estates - Most elderly people want to keep hold of their independence but want their assets to be controlled by their kin. A life estate gives the elderly the benefits of control without actually being in possession.

Avoiding Probate

Regardless of your age or health, it is important to handle your estate and assets as early as possible. It is also ideal to avoid probate. Probate is when the courts intervene in the handling of your estate. Using the process of “independent administration” of estates, probate in Texas is much simpler and involves a lot less court intervention than it does in other states. In Texas, you can create a living trust to avoid probate for just about all of the assets that you own. A living trust, similar to a will, names someone to take over as your trustee after your death.

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My Estate Planning Process

I believe that everyone should consult with an attorney for the big steps that they take in life. I know that the planning of an estate covers topics that a lot of people do not want to think or talk about, but with a trustworthy attorney, you will be in great hands.

Simply telling someone your wishes is not enough. It is important to update the changes in your will as the circumstances in your life change. Having a personable attorney is very important when handling issues that may be uncertain or uncomfortable. I am dedicated to graciously assisting you with your troubles and needs.

Schedule a Free Consultation in Schertz

It is never too late or too early to start the planning of your estate. If you need any assistance in any area of the estate planning process, contact my firm, Carl J. Mangine, Attorney at Law, PLLC. I am knowledgeable and have extensive experience navigating the estate planning process in Texas. I am here to answer any questions. Contact me today via the internet or by phone.

Estate Planning Attorney in Schertz, Texas

If you need to create a comprehensive will or discuss any of the areas that fall under estate planning, contact me today for a free consultation. My staff has the experience to help you. Reach out today to schedule a consultation at my office in Schertz, Texas.