Helping The People Of Austin Create Wills
At Hunt Pennington Kumar PLLC, we serve the people of Austin and the surrounding area in Texas by helping them make legally sound wills and other estate planning documents.
Some of the benefits of having a will in place include:
- Being able to transfer your property to whomever you desire upon death
- Being able to set up an independent administration that can save your loved ones thousands of dollars that come from probate expenses
- Being able to set up a trust for your minor children until they reach a certain age
- Being able to set up guardianship designations for your children
- Being able to include or exclude extended family
Many people consider creating a will but fail to do so until it is too late. Having a will in place is often a critical step of the estate planning process and can provide numerous benefits while also helping you and your loved ones avoid negative situations and additional court fees.
What Is A Will?
A will is a written legal document that designates the beneficiaries of your property at the time of your death. In addition to this, a will can also appoint a legal guardian for any minor children that you may have. The attorneys at Hunt Pennington Kumar PLLC have a great deal of experience and in-depth knowledge of the will drafting process. We are well-prepared to help you create a legally sound document that clearly expresses your wishes and gives you and your family the protection and peace of mind you all deserve.
The act of creating a will is a relatively simple process that nonetheless requires knowledge of the current laws. The document must be signed and witnessed once it has been completed. It is flexible and can be amended to your changing preferences at any time during your lifetime.
What Happens If I Die Without A Will?
Without a will or some other legal method to transfer your property upon death, the state of Texas will determine the fate of your property according to intestacy laws – technically, we all have a will – you just may not have written it yourself. This means that assets will generally be transferred to your spouse, children or closest relatives. In addition to this, the court will also determine legal guardianship for any surviving minor children. Simply put, having a will in place can save your family a great deal of money, time and emotional frustration.
Discuss Creating Your Will
We are ready to sit down with you and create a document that fits the requirements of your unique life. Reach out to us for an initial consultation. To get started, call 512-503-7334 or send us an email.