Skip to Content
Houston 713-636-5339
Fort Worth 817-442-2048

Houston Estate Planning Lawyers

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 attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly include:

Contact , Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, today to schedule an appointment with a Fort Worth and Houston estate planning attorney.

    "Ryan & Keith genuinely care about their clients."

    Ryan McCreay genuinely cares about his clients. He patiently outlined the timeline in obtaining this overage, along with ...

    - Gerard P.
    "Ryan and team were very professional and empathetic regarding probating my sister's estate."

    They were caring and kind all the way through the process. I highly recommend them to anyone entitled to claim leftover funds from foreclosure or who need to probate an estate for a loved one. Here is a picture of myself and my lovely sister, Karen!

    - Shirley H.
    "After my Mom passed away and her house was foreclosed on, Ryan of Conscious Dealz helped me get the excess funds from the foreclosure."

    He told me the amount I would receive at the beginning of the process. He also told me that I would never have to step inside of a court room, which I didn't want to due to the complex challenges of probate court. Ryan and his team worked very hard for me.

    - AJ J.
    "Keith and his team were fantastic."

    Keith and his team were fantastic. We had heard horror stories of the probate process but our experience was fast and ...

    - Thomas M.
    "Thank you, Keith, I truly appreciate you."

    He researched my problem, consulted another expert just for a second opinion, and responded to me with the answers I needed. He is a SUPER PERSON.

    - Kathie
    "He was responsive and found the right resources for us."

    He helped my family navigate a unique probate and trust process right at the end of the year.

    - Previous Client
    "He is aggressive in court room while remaining respectful and compassionate to other lawyers and his clients."

    Keith is one of the finest and technically proficient lawyers I have ever met.

    - Jennifer
    "Whenever I had a question or concern, all I had to do was call or email Keith."

    Keith is very professional and was able to settle my family dispute.

    - Susan

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 of tangible assets 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 non-tangible 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 & Stacy Kelly 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.

Get Help From A Fort Worth & Houston Estate Planning Attorney

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 attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth or contact the firm online to speak with an estate planning attorney in Houston.

Success that Speaks for Itself

Case Results
  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration & Division of Assets

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

  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration Case

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

  • Hearing Won Evidentiary Hearing

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

  • Case Won Guardianship Case

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

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

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

Why Choose Attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly?

  • Extensive Experience

    With over 40+ years of combined legal experience, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly devoted their efforts to sharpening their skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.

  • Aggressive Litigators

    Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly are proud to be the litigators that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting their clients optimal results.

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

    If you call our firm, we will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.

Partner Up with Attorneys that Fight for You!

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