Estate Planning/Probate

Helping You Plan Your Future

While none of us want to contemplate a time when we will no longer be around, you and your loved ones deserve to have answers to the following questions:

  • Who will care for your minor children if you and their other parent pass away?
  • What are your healthcare wishes if you become incapacitated?
  • How will your assets be distributed?

At the Amsberry Law Firm, we will give you peace of mind by helping you prepare for these and other potential outcomes by putting together an estate planning package that makes your wishes clear and preserves as much of your estate as possible for your beneficiaries.

We can prepare the following instruments and arrangements to protect your future:

Wills

Wills are fundamental estate planning tools that allow you to direct the distribution of your assets after death, appoint a guardian for minor children, and arrange for certain debts to be repaid. Without one, your estate will be distributed according to the Texas laws of intestacy, and the outcome may not be what you intended.

Durable Power of Attorney

This document allows you to appoint someone to make financial decisions for you if you become incapacitated. We’ll offer helpful guidance as you choose the allowances you designate for things like paying bills and taxes, buying and selling real estate, and making investments on your behalf.

Medical Power of Attorney

You can appoint a family member or trusted friend to make medical decisions for you in the event that you cannot do so yourself. A Medical Power of Attorney becomes effective when you need medical care but are unable to direct your healthcare team due to incapacity.

HIPAA release

A HIPAA release form gives hospitals, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies permission to share your medical / healthcare information with someone you designate. For example, you might want a relative to be able to review or question a bill with your insurance company if you are incapacitated.

Medical / advance directives

Creating an advance directive lets you define how you would like to be treated if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness. You can specify how long you want to be on life support as well as what treatments you do and do not want.

Trusts

Depending on how it is structured, a trust can help your estate bypass probate, protect it from creditor claims, minimize estate taxes, and/or ensure that loved ones with special needs are cared for financially without impacting access to public benefits.

Estate administration

The Amsberry Law Firm has vast experience in estate administration and can help your loved ones deal with any unexpected issues, like challenges to your will or addressing property you may have owned outside of Texas.

Probate

We can assist your named executor in settling your estate. As an experienced Texas probate attorney, Russell Amsberry can expedite the process and help ensure that your beneficiaries receive their inheritances sooner.

Probate Litigation

Sometimes a loved one is believed to be under the undue influence of other family members or a victim of fraud perpetrated upon an estate, in which case probate litigation may be appropriate to provide resolution.


Estate law can protect your future as well as your legacy, but planning and setting up the resources involved can be complicated as well as emotional. Let the Amsberry Law Firm make the preservation of your estate as stress-free as possible. To schedule a consultation, please call (210) 354-2244 or contact us online.