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:
Keith and his team were fantastic. We had heard horror stories of the probate process but our experience was fast and ...- Thomas M.
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 helped my family navigate a unique probate and trust process right at the end of the year.- Previous Client
Keith is one of the finest and technically proficient lawyers I have ever met.- Jennifer
Keith is very professional and was able to settle my family dispute.- Susan
Keith would be the one attorney I hope I never set on the opposite side of the table against.- Bruce
Mr. Morris represented me in a complicated and nasty probate matter. I am a paralegal and must say that Mr. Morris is in the top .5 of the 1% of excellent lawyers.- Jennifer L.
Keith was easy to reach and had a lot of knowledge about estate planning. He helped me and my family with our wills and helped set up trusts for my kids.- Oda
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.
Examples of tangible assets include:
- 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:
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
If you call our firm, we will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.
Contact the firm today to discuss your case during a free consultation and explore your options.