Easy, Affordable, Online Texas Wills and Estate Planning
Even if you don't have kids, aren't married, or don't feel like your assets are worth dividing, you still need Wills and Estate Plans. Estate Plans are much more than just Wills. They are plans for handling your wishes if you become incapacitated or die. Making a plan now will save your friends and family from the painful and expensive process of attempting to fulfill your wishes if you become incapacitated or die. Build your Texas Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills online from the comfort of your own home and at your convenience. A list of important documents you need can be found below.
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Last Will & Testament (Wills)
Wills define how your assets are distributed after your death. It allows you to leave your assets to whoever you wish. You can leave your belongings to friends, family, or charitable causes you care about. Most importantly, Wills can assign a guardian to your children. It can also set up a Trust to provide for their care in the future.
Without a Will, your assets will be distributed however Texas law says they should be. The guardianship of your children will be determined by a judge. Often, your wishes are different from what the law or a judge will determine. To prevent this, it is necessary to document your wishes in a Will. If you live in Texas, be sure that you have a Texas Will which conforms with all the state laws.
Medical Power of Attorney
This lets YOU decide in advance who should make medical decisions if you can't make them for yourself. This is important because you get to pick who makes those decisions, instead of leaving it up to a doctor or a judge. It also allows for faster medical decisions in an emergency.
Durable Power of Attorney
If you are ever mentally unable to make decisions for yourself, you'll need a Durable Power of Attorney. This gives a specific person, or group of people, the ability to make non-healthcare decisions for you. It's important that someone you trust will be making decisions for you. It's also important to prevent disputes among your loved ones.
Living Wills tell doctors whether or not you want to be put on life support if you have a terminal condition and cannot tell them yourself. You may want to provide a copy of your Living Will to your doctor.
When Should You Update It?
It is important to keep your Wills and other documents up to date. You may need to update them following births, deaths, marriages, divorce, or other events that will occur in your life.