Estate Planning & Probate

One of the most important things anyone can do is to prepare for the inevitable fact that everyone dies. No one likes to talk about it, but it happens to all of us eventually. Your family will experience a lot of grief and they'll be stressed out when you leave them, but you should know that you can lessen their overall burden by setting up an estate plan that takes care of everyone, that fulfills your wishes exactly and that allows you to put the people in charge that you think will do whatever is best for your family. Estate planning can also make sure that you are taken care of when you need it, by providing guidance for end-of-life issues and for what happens if you somehow become incapacitated. Hutson & Harris can help with all of this.

If you want to make sure your family is taken care of when you pass away, failure to create a clear and comprehensive estate plan is not an option. When you die without an estate plan, the law refers to you as "intestate." That means your property goes where a statute says it goes and not where you may want it to go. Probate can create a lot of stress and heartache for a family that is already dealing with the loss of a loved one. A well-crafted estate plan can streamline the probate process and make it far easier for everyone to deal with.

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Estate plans are not just for the rich. You might have one major asset to your name that you want to go to a specific person when you die and an estate plan is the only way to ensure that it does. An estate plan can be as simple as you want or it can be very complex; it’s up to you. We can handle any size and type of estate plan. Whether your goal is to make sure a certain heir gets everything, or you want to give everything to your heirs in a way that avoids taxes, we can help you set up a plan that fits your needs. 

The estate planning process is always evolving and changing, but Will Hutson, Chris Harris and our team of legal professionals are always staying current with those changes. That means we can help you create an estate plan that fits both your lifestyle and the law. It also means that your estate plan can keep up with you. We can always update your plan to meet changes in your life, like births, marriages, divorces, business startups and other major events that might necessitate change. We can also update your estate plan in accordance with changes in the law, including changes in tax laws, whether they are in Texas or at the federal level. With our high level of knowledge and experience, we can deal with anything that may come up.

We can help anyone in Waco and the surrounding area with virtually any aspect of estate planning. We will work with you on the careful preparation of a will that allows you to decide who gets your assets. We can help you set up trusts of all kinds that allow you to pay for everything your family might need in the future, while also lessening the potential tax burden. You can protect a business you own by deciding now who will take it over when you pass away.

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The Hutson & Harris Law Firm was established because we believe in a high level of client service. We firmly believe that clients are best served when their attorney listens to their needs and guides them based on what everyone agrees is best. We provide personal service and pay attention to every relevant detail.