Are your affairs in order? What will happen to your property, assets, or children if you die or become incapacitated? Cain Law Offices offer personalized, pragmatic, and proactive solutions for all your Comal County, Texas, estate planning needs.
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic shook the foundations of life many of us took for granted in Comal County, Texas. And while the population of the county has not stopped growing, the pandemic put a dent in it and left very personal wounds in uncounted families. Deaths that were made all the more tragic by the unexpectedness and unpreparedness of the individuals and families involved.
David Cain has been helping Texas residents in Comal County enjoy life for the last 35 years by helping them prepare for its end. Too many families, however, were hurt or torn apart not just by loss but by the aftershocks of probate conflict, estate mismanagement, or intestate distributions.
Now he is asking Comal County residents if you were to pass away tomorrow or next month, would your affairs be in order? By tackling your estate planning proactively with an estate planning lawyer’s services, you can ensure that your legacy is secure and protected and that your family will be spared conflict and expense after you pass.
Contacting a lawyer to help prepare your estate planning documents should not be considered depressing or difficult. Just as a funeral is a chance to celebrate someone’s life, estate planning is a chance to beat death or incapacitation before you ever have to face it.
Careful estate planning allows you to enjoy life to the fullest, secure in the knowledge that should any accident or disease claim you before your time, your family and legacy are already cared for.
Here are three crucial reasons to reach out to an estate planning law firm like David Cain’s today rather than tomorrow. After all, if you put it off one day at a time, one day, it will be too late.
A will is by far the most basic estate planning document and the most essential to have prepared. No matter where you are in life, what you have accomplished or accumulated when you die, your will determines what happens to your assets and property.
Preparing a will with the help of an estate planning lawyer not only sets your family and loved ones down the path towards a peaceful and clear departure, it avoids the nightmare your legacy can easily turn into without one.Without a will, the only instructions governing what happens to your belongings and property when you die in Comal County are Texas intestate laws. These provide strict and immutable rules, imposing a distribution you might never have approved of, such as favoring children from a prior marriage or an ex-spouse over your current companion or beloved step-children.
Generally speaking, a carefully crafted will is more than sufficient to deal with the property and legacy of the average Comal County resident. We tend not to be spectacularly rich, and the probate court is not nearly as frightening as some estate planning lawyers make it out to be (assuming you do have a will!).
However, death is only one problem estate planning helps you tackle. Incapacitation is another danger that all too many local Comal County families had to deal with during the pandemic. What happens to your finances when you are placed in an artificial coma? Does your doctor know what you would want to happen? Will your family be forced to fight in court over whether to preserve your life at all costs or let you pass in peace?These are all vital questions and horrible sources of destructive stress and conflict for those you love most. The good news is that our law firm’s estate planning services include the preparation of healthcare and legal documents, such as powers of attorney or a living will (advanced healthcare directives). These will help you prepare for any such eventuality and ensure your finances and your health are not left up to fate or your family to fight over.
Estate planning is not a checklist of boxes you have to tick, however. It is a process by which Comal County residents get to impose their will upon their legacy. In addition to the essentials like a will and powers of attorney, working with an estate planning law firm allows you to unlock advanced and personalizable estate planning tools to better ensure your wishes are followed and never interfered with.
Trusts are the perfect example of such a tool; these customizable estate planning mechanisms allow you to determine exactly what should happen to or with your estate and assets when you pass on, giving you control over your legacy and destiny long after your death.
For some in Comal County, this might mean ensuring their family members and loved ones do not have to go through the ardors of Texas probate. For others, trusts can allow them to save their hard-earned money from the clamors of taxes or creditors. For the most altruistic, they can be the perfect means to ensure your legacy supports a local charity cause or even helps a special needs relative or loved one maintain a decent standard of living in Texas.Regardless of what you want your legacy to be, the only way to enjoy life to the fullest, knowing your wishes will be followed, is to begin that estate planning process now by contacting an experienced attorney like David Cain.
Cain Law Offices provide customizable, affordable and accessible estate planning solutions for all residents in Comal County and nearby communities.
Have you taken the time to think about your legacy lately? Are your estate planning documents drafted or updated to reflect any recent changes in your life?
We all learned at dear personal cost that life can end all too abruptly, so it is more vital than ever to enjoy it. So ensure you can enjoy it to the fullest, secure in the knowledge that a skilled and experienced estate planning lawyer like David Cain has crafted your estate plan.The only way to ensure you won’t have any regrets is to be proactive about your estate. Call (210) 761-5002 now to put yourself on the path to that crucial peace of mind.