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.
These are the physical items that sometimes hold family history or sentimental value. They are often prized by many of your family members.
- 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:
- 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.
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.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
Multi-Million Dollar International Estate Settlement Reached
Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.
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.
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.
Estate Administration Case Dispute Resolved
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
If you call Keith Morris, he will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.
Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
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.
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.