Texas Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills
Why Get a Will?
My online experience in completing a Will was very positive. I was able to do it on my own time while getting prompt answers to all of my questions. You are providing an extremely valuable and professional service… – Don G., Pearland, TX
Do you have a will? Less than half of all Americans do. Do you really need a will? The answer is “yes”, if any of the following statements are true:
- You care who gets your money and personal property if you die.
- You care who gets your real estate if you die.
- You care who is appointed guardian of your minor children if you die.
Unless you have a valid will – also known as a “last will and testament” – or other estate planning documents, when you die, the courts will decide how your property will be distributed. This process can tie up your assets for an undetermined period of time, and result in significant legal fees and court costs. If you have children, the courts may decide their future as well. Very few people plan to die in the near future – but if you were to die suddenly, without a will, it could subject your family and loved ones to needless anxiety, stress, confusion and financial hardship during an already difficult time. (For example, did you know that stepchildren don’t automatically inherit anything under Texas law?)
Regardless of how much (or how little) money you have, making a will allows you to ensure that your property and belongings are distributed according your wishes, to the beneficiaries you designate. It also allows you to choose a guardian to care for your children, and an executor to administer the distribution of your assets.
You could create a will using a “do-it-yourself” kit, or order one from a legal forms website like LegalZoom. If you do, however, you take the chance that your will document may not be valid under Texas law. Because the providers of these documents are not licensed to practice law, they cannot provide you with legal advice. They won’t review your answers for legal sufficiency, or guarantee that the information they provide is complete, correct and up-to-date. If your document does not meet the requirements of a legal will, it is not legally valid, and will not be recognized by the courts. The effect of this is the same as dying without a will. Do you want to take that risk?
For as little as $99, you can have your will drafted and reviewed by a licensed Texas attorney. My online law office enables you to create your will online from the convenience of your own home or office, at any time of day or night.
All estate planning documents include legal advice, so you get the speed of an Internet-based service, and the advantage of working with a lawyer so you get it right.
The other documents that are important are the Power of Attorney with a Durable Provision and a Living Will/Health Care Power of Attorney. These documents enable you to spell out the type of medical treatments you want, or don’t want, in the event that you are incapacitated by a serious accident or illness, and to designate someone to make medical decisions for you in case you are unable to do so.
Filling out the Questionnaire is free. There is no time limit. You can save your answers and return at a later time. When you are ready, you may decide whether or not to purchase this legal service.
Texas Will for a Married Person (Last Will and Testament for a Married Individual)
Texas Will for a Single Person (Last Will and Testament for a Single Individual)
Texas Wills for a Married Couple (One Will for Each)
Estate Planning Package for a Single Person (Includes Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney with Durable Provision, HIPAA Authorization, and Living Will/Health Care Power of Attorney). (This is the best value).
Estate Planning Package for a Married Person (Includes Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney with a Durable Provison, HIPAA Authorization, and Living Will/Health Care Power of Attorney). (For one member of a married couple).
Estate Planning Package for a Married Couple (Includes Last Wills and Testaments, Powers of Attorney with a Durable Provision, HIPAA Authorization, and Living Wills/Health Care Powers of Attorney for each spouse). (This is the best value).
Our online process enables us to deliver a will to you within 4 business days. Expedited service is also available. (2 business day delivery).
Are you a candidate for our online will service?
Not every person is a good candidate for our online Texas will service.
If any of these circumstances apply to your individual situation, you should not use this online service.
- You want to disinherit a wife or child from your estate.
- You own property in a foreign country.
- You or your spouse are citizens of another country.
- You have significant assets. If you have substantial assets there may be additional tax planning issues that must be considered.
- You anticipate that your will may be contested.
- You own a business, which is your major source of income, and it is a substantial asset.
If your personal situation has certain complexities such as those listed above, you should consider contacting us to further discuss your situation by phone or in person.
This initial consultation is provided to you at no cost. If you are out of state, but your family member is a Texas resident and you need our help, please contact us. We can help via our online law firm capabilities.
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Guarantee: We offer a 100% refund if you are not satisfied.