Oftentimes, a simple will is not enough to affect your wishes, protect your assets and ensure your family is provided for. Instead, a more comprehensive estate plan is needed.
Located in San Antonio, Texas, the law office of G. Esther Cruz does everything from simple wills to advanced estate planning.
A Detailed, Thorough Approach
The first step to creating an estate plan is to understand your goals. Do you want to ensure certain properties are passed to the right person? Do you want to preserve family legacy properties or family businesses? Do you want to make sure your children are cared for after you are gone? Do you want to streamline the probate process?
Attorney Esther Cruz will sit down with you to discuss your goals and familiarize herself with your family dynamics. She will then perform a complete analysis of your estate. She looks at your bank and retirement accounts, life insurance policies, pension plans and personal assets. She also examines title to your real estate properties and your beneficiary designations.
Once she has a clear picture of your estate, she tailors an estate plan that uses the right mix ofestate planning tools to meet your goals.
Did you know minor children cannot inherit in Texas? If you pass away and leave your estate to your children outright, expensive and time-consuming guardianship proceedings will have to be initiated. Plan ahead. Establishing a trust and naming a guardian will ensure your children are cared for.
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Make It Easy For Your Family
Estate planning is not just for you — it's for your family. When loved ones pass away, families are often overwhelmed with grief. Administering your estate without a well-executed estate plan places families under additional strain.
Our lawyer will make it easy for your family. Not only will we create an estate plan, we also will organize all of your financial, real estate and legal documents.
As part of our estate planning services we create a binder containing deeds to your property, information about your life insurance policies, investments and retirement accounts, your powers of attorney, will, trusts, and other legal documents. If you become ill, incapacitated or pass away, your family will have all of the information they need to move forward.
Get Started Today
Estate planning is an intimate process and taking the first step is the hardest part. Contact our office today to get started. Call 210-400-5204 Se habla Español.
San Antonio, TX 78230