Planning for the eventuality of your own death or incapacity is something many people put off until it is too late. However, having a proper will and related documents (often referred to as a living will) can help ensure that in the event of your death or incapacity, your body, your family, and your estate will adequately protected and handled in accordance with your wishes. The attorneys at Jorgeson Pittman LLP will help you understand and draft the proper documents to protect you and yours.
Having a well-drafted will is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family. Whether you have a simple estate or an estate with many moving parts, Jorgeson Pittman LLP can help you draft a will, and when necessary set up a living trust or trusts, to protect your assets and provide for your family after you pass away.
While many people know that they should have a will drafted, not everyone knows they need other life-planning documents drafted to provide direction if they should ever become incapacitated in their lifetime. A living will is not a single document, and not every person needs the same documents drafted. The attorneys at Jorgeson Pittman LLP can help you build the proper living will, with various powers of attorney, directives, and authorizations to allow your wishes to be followed and your property to be managed if you are incapacitated in the future.
Whether you need to establish a guardianship for your child or another family member (such as an aging spouse or parent), the guardianship process in Texas is made easier if you have an attorney who has familiarity with the courts and the procedures to establish and maintain a guardianship of a person and a guardianship of an estate. Jorgeson Pittman LLP has helped clients establish guardianships in multiple counties in Central Texas, and we will answer your questions and guide you through the process.
If you or a loved one has special medical needs, it may be prudent or necessary to set up a Special Needs Trust to provide for his or her financial support and ensure that he or she has access to the most appropriate medical care. Jorgeson Pittman LLP can help you determine if this is the appropriate course for your family, and if it is, help you establish and maintain a Special Needs Trust.