An Overview Of Estate Planning And Probate Of Wills

By taking the time to plan today, you can rest assured that your wishes will be known and your loved ones will be cared for in the future. Having a tailored estate plan that might include a will, trust and powers of attorney can also smooth the probate process. It is important to work with an experienced attorney who you can trust.

With more than 30 years of experience, David W. Biles has helped individuals and families across North Texas with all their estate planning needs, whether planning for the future or administering an estate after the loss of a loved one. At the Law Offices of David W. Biles, P.C., we will take the time to answer your questions, speak in straightforward, easy-to-understand terms and tailor a solution that meets your unique needs.

Comprehensive Estate Planning

Initially, this starts with a review of your estate and a conversation about your situation and goals. Would you like to keep a business or farm in the family? Who would you want to care for your children if you were unable? These are tough questions, but planning ahead can avoid future disagreements between loved ones.

We can advise which estate planning tools are beneficial in your situation. A will can be used to gift property, a testamentary trust might allow you to keep a family vacation home available to children and grandchildren and powers of attorney and other advance directives give directions when you become incapacitated.

If you already have an estate plan, it is important to seek a review in these situations:

  • The start or end of the divorce process
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Divorce of adult children
  • Other significant change in circumstances or every five years

Helping Families Navigate Probate And Estate Administration

The loss of a parent or another loved one can be the most difficult time in your life. Take time to grieve and then contact an attorney to find out what needs to be done to wind up an estate.

Our lawyers are available to offer guidance at each step in the probate process. Whether a loved one left detailed instructions or died "intestate" (without a will), we will answer your questions and explain your options.

Tailored Representation

We tailor our services to what you need. If you have questions about estate planning or probate in Texas, please email or call our Denton offices at 940-566-0566 to schedule an initial consultation.