One of the most important things that you can do to plan for your future is to execute the necessary documents to make sure your wishes are followed. These documents help ensure that your loved ones and the court understand your wishes before someone makes decisions for you. When looking to create a personalized estate plan to protect your property and your decisions, look no further than the law firm of Katine & Nechman in Houston, Texas.

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For a very reasonable cost, we prepare documents for people looking to protect their decisions. After speaking with you about your estate planning goals, we will ask that you fill out our will questionnaire. This document will allow us to collect the information that we need to complete the following eight documents:

  • group of peopleLast will and testament
  • Medical power of attorney
  • Business power of attorney
  • Directive to physicians (living will)
  • Appointment of agent to control remains
  • Designation of a guardian
  • HIPAA medical release
  • Hospital visitation authorization

Probate and Will Contests

No matter how much work you put into your estate plan, issues may arise that require your loved ones to go through probate. Probate court is often necessary in order to transfer the title of property to a beneficiary. It is also necessary when will contests and other disputes arise about the validity of estate plans and executors' actions. Our attorneys are capable of working with you to resolve probate disputes promptly and favorably.

LGBT Estate Planning Issues in Texas

Estate planning is especially important for members of the LGBT community because many unique issues specifically affect them. Given the fact that the state of Texas does not recognize same-sex marriages, if your partner dies without an estate plan, you will have no rights under the law. It is essential that you speak to Katine & Nechman before this occurs.

We speak often on a number of issues affecting our clients and community, participate in many activities that benefit the community, and have prepared publications on these issues.

Contact Katine & Nechman today to schedule an initial consultation about your estate documents. Visit our resource page to find links to other important estate planning sites.