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Estate Planning, Wills and Probate

It is hard sometimes to think about writing a will. While everyone realizes that eventually death comes to us all, it is much easier to not think about it and hope that it will come a long, long time from now. Unfortunately, all too often, whether due to accident or illness, the inevitable comes much earlier than anticipated. We here at Crawford & Cruz are here to help you make sure you have planned for the future, and that you know what your options are.

Crawford and Cruz is your key to understanding wills & trusts

We help individuals and families seeking guidance with estate planning matters, including drafting and revising wills, as well as creating revocable and irrevocable trusts. Only a fraction of people will take the time to obtain a properly drafted will. Without a will, the Texas Probate Code will determine how your assets will be distributed. The Probate Code’s rules could result in someone other than your choice to receive your assets inheriting them. A will lets you dictate who will inherit your assets when you die, as well as determine who will care for your children and who will make sure that your wishes are followed. A properly drafted will can also expedite the probate process, saving your estate valuable time and expense.

We can also work with you to create additional estate planning documents that you may need, including trusts, durable powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, living wills, directives to physicians, and guardianship documents. In addition, we can help you with the probating of an estate, whether there is a will or not.

It is often unpleasant to think about these issues. With our help, though, you can make it easier on your family and friends, by planning ahead and providing them with the guidance to follow your wishes.

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