Estate Planning

San Antonio Estate Planning Lawyer

If something were to happen to you tomorrow, do you know what would happen to your assets? Have you left behind legal documentation governing the allocation of your assets and the transfer of your property to your intended beneficiaries? Failure to leave behind proper estate planning documents can result in costly, time-consuming probate hearings for surviving family members, and potentially leave your assets to people who are not deserving of them, or even to the State.

At the San Antonio, Texas, The Amsberry Law Firm, our lawyers explore trust and will arrangements that facilitate the easy resolution of your specific estate planning needs. Understanding how to avoid potential problems is an important component in every estate plan. Our estate planning attorneys guide you through tax considerations, asset distribution options, and other issues to ensure your wishes are in order.

Not Just Planning for Death

Estate planning should be more that just planning for the distribution of your assets after you are gone. It can also help you maintain, increase, and plan for the proper use of your assets during your lifetime. Estate planning might include setting up a trust to fulfill your obligations to your children under a divorce judgment, while protecting it from the interference of your ex-spouse. It might include protecting the value of your business – or other assets – in the event of your disability.

Thinking About the Future

If you want to make sure that your wishes are fulfilled upon your death then you should consider making a will or trust. These documents can help to guide those who you leave behind on many important issues, for example:

  • Who you want to manage your estate and distribute your assets
  • Who you want to take care of your children
  • Who you want to make decisions for you if you become incapacitated

If you do not make any sort of estate planning document, then the court will distribute your assets according to your state’s intestacy laws. This could lead to people you don’t want getting your property. In some cases, it is even possible for the state to get your property. If you want to have control over who gets your property after you die, it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney and get an estate planning instrument made properly.

Our estate planning lawyers advise, counsel, and represent clients in the following areas of estate planning and probate law. To learn more about our estate planning services, click on a practice area-specific link listed below to expand, click again to close:

  • Simple & Complex Wills
  • Trusts
  • Advanced Directives
  • Guardianship Proceedings
  • Other Estate Planning

Whether planning a vacation overseas and wanting to get your basic estate planning documents in order beforehand, seeking estate planning tools for you, your family, or business(es) to gain liability protection or minimize federal estate taxes, or planning to create a legacy for those you love and cherish or specific charities you seek to support beyond your lifetime, our firm will devote the time, attention and consideration in developing strategies and preparing instruments conforming to your estate planning goals. For a free consultation, call our San Antonio office at 210-306-4578 or contact us via email. Also visit our Elder Law section for more information on overlapping areas our firm provides, which compliment traditional estate planning.