Houston and Fort Worth Estate Planning Attorney

Protect the Future of Your Family

If you have assets that you want control over, then you need to plan for the distribution of your estate. Dying without a plan allows the state of Texas to make the decisions.

The estate planning services offered by Keith Morris Attorney at Law include:

“Keith and his team were fantastic.”

- Thomas M.

Living Wills in Texas

An official will that satisfies the requirements of the law is the best way to ensure that your beneficiaries are well protected. Living wills in Texas must contain certain provisions to be valid. Legal wills tell the courts and your beneficiaries exactly how your assets should be handled after death.

Assets can be split in two categories: Tangible and other estate forms.

Tangible Assets

These are the physical items that sometimes hold family history or sentimental value. They are often prized by many of your family members.

Examples include:

  • Jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Art
  • Firearms
  • Collections (coins, antiques, fine china, etc.)

Other Estate Forms

Non-tangible gifts can take a variety of forms and be more complicated to divide.

These gifts include:

  • Cash
  • Securities (mutual funds, stock and bond accounts)
  • Franchise rights
  • Intellectual property

Power of Attorney

Transferring your legal rights to another power requires having a formal power of attorney document drafted by an estate-planning attorney.

There are several forms of powers of attorney, and Keith Morris Attorney at Law can help you decide what form is best for you:

  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • General Power of Attorney
  • Special Power of Attorney

Trusts in Texas

Trusts in Texas come in several varieties. Choosing the best trust depends on your needs. Most trusts are created while a person is still living and creates responsibility for an estate. There are methods for modifying a trust in Texas, but that can be problematic. Tax reasons are the most common issue when changing a trust.

Estate Planning Help

Estate planning can be an afterthought but wills and trusts all have a place in organizing your assets and arranging distribution to your descendants. A lawyer is the best source of information on all matters relating to the transfer of property in Texas.

To discuss your estate planning needs, please call Keith Morris Attorney at Law at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth or contact the firm online.

Success that Speaks for Itself

Case Results
  • Multi-Million Dollar Estate Case Six-Figure Settlement Reached

    Obtained six-figure settlement after jury was seated for adopted child in multi-million dollar estate case after adoption was disputed.

  • Estate Administration Case Dispute Resolved

    Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.

  • Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved

    Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.

  • Probate Case Successful Verdict

    Obtained verdict for daughter that reunited with her father after being estranged and offered will for probate but was contested by her sister.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Trust Dispute Won Summary Judgment

    Won summary judgment for prominent South Texas family in multi-million-dollar trust dispute over real property.

  • Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won

    Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.

  • Multi-Million Dollar International Estate Settlement Reached

    Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.

  • Guardianship Case Case Won

    Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.

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Why Choose Keith Morris, Attorney at Law?

  • Personalized Attention

    If you call Keith Morris, he will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.

  • Free Consultations

    Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.

  • Aggressive Litigator

    Keith Morris is proud to be the litigator that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting his clients optimal results.

  • Extensive Experience

    With over 20 years of legal experience, Keith Morris has devoted his efforts to sharpening his skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.

Partner Up with an Attorney that Fights for You

Contact the firm today to discuss your case during a free consultation and explore your options.