The Woodlands Legal Wills and Related Planning Documents
Every individual residing in Texas that has any interest in seeing their wishes followed upon their death needs to have a will. Those with children or specific issues associated with end of life decisions and medical treatment, need comprehensive documents to assist in making sure all of your desires are handled as you wish. When a beloved relative or friend passes, it is a sad time for everyone in the family. But when the will of the deceased goes to probate court, that sadness could turn into anger or frustration if inheritances do not pass as desired or if someone challenges what another beneficiary should receive.
A sample of the wills and other types of estate planning documents we often draft for clients:
When wills go to probate, they are subject to public scrutiny and tossed out if they do not satisfy the requirements for a valid The Woodlands legal will.
Probating or contesting a legal will
There are several grounds on which the Woodlands will contest or probate a will in The Woodlands including the following:
- Was the testator, or person creating the will, of sound mind and capable of understanding the ramifications of that will?
- Was the will or the signature on the will forged?
- Was the will properly executed and witnessed by two individuals who do not stand to benefit from the will?
- Did someone else exert undue influence or intimidate the deceased when he or she was creating the will?
A knowledgeable probate attorney that has years of experience with laws associated with preparing wills and other end of life documents can help explain what options and legal course of action are available to you to both assure your desires are granted, as well as to contest what you may believe to be an invalid will or transfer of property of a deceased loved one.
About will litigation in The Woodlands
When The Woodlands legal wills are challenged on any grounds, the will dispute will likely involve litigation. While many lawyers in The Woodlands area may offer estate planning services, this does not mean that they are qualified to handle litigation in The Woodlands and the courts of Montgomery County, Texas. At the Strong Firm P.C., our attorneys have years of experience in Montgomery County, Texas and The Woodlands litigating will contests and can advise you on all of your options and work to prepare an effective will litigation strategy.
Understanding Living Wills in The Woodlands and throughout Texas
Besides creating The Woodlands legal wills, comprehensive estate planning should include the creation of a living will. When a living will is combined with a durable power of attorney for healthcare, the document is known as an advanced directive.
Living wills in The Woodlands and advanced directives are documents that express your wishes about what medical procedures and life-prolonging measures you would want doctors to give you should you become incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself.
Consult us today about will law in The Woodlands
The Woodlands legal wills and living wills fall under the practice of estate planning and will law in The Woodlands. We can help you probate a will in The Woodlands or throughout the state or country. If you are looking at The Woodlands wills law firms, calls us to find out the many ways that our qualified legal team can help you with estate planning and wills in The Woodlands. Please contact The Strong Firm P.C. to set up your initial consultation.