Probate involves settling the estate of those who have passed. It is the wise person who plans to be secured and prepared in the times that test our being. Even the development of an excellent estate plan, however, will not prevent the two inevitables—DEATH and TAXES—but it can certainly soften the impact for those settling the estate (especially with the TAXES). We are all part of a life cycle that will undoubtedly include frailty, sickness, disappointment, and even death. Ted has helped guide many clients through the Texas Estates Code and this daunting legal process over the course of his legal career, and he does so with compassion and understanding.
WILLS are created to become effective upon your death to help your loved ones with the distribution of your assets.
POWERS OF ATTORNEY allow you to designate others to speak for you when you cannot speak for yourself while you are alive.
DESIGNATION OF GUARDIAN allows you to designate who should take care of you and your assets should you develop an impairment.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES permit you to speak as to whether or not your physician can “pull the plug.”
Certified in Guardianship Law
Certified in Guardianship Law--Ted is Certified under section 1054.201 of the Texas Estates Code authorizing him to practice Guardianship before Probate courts and to represent clients seeking guardianships over loved ones. He sometimes represents the proposed ward to determine and implement least restrictive alternatives before the Court can strip certain rights away and put the frail person’s life completely in the hands of the guardian.