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What is Estate Planning?
Estate planning includes planning for medical and financial decision-making for periods of disability during your lifetime, planning for disposition of your assets and liabilities at the time of death, and designation of a guardian for minor children or for yourself if necessary.
Many people will experience a period of either physical or mental disability before their death. Lack of planning can make caring for a disabled family member very expensive and cumbersome for the caregiver. Good planning preserves a person’s dignity, as well as conserving their estate. It is one of the best gifts you will ever give your family. Everyone should do at least basic estate planning. A San Antonio estate lawyer at de la Riva & Associates will listen to you and help you create an effective plan for your estate.
The basic estate planning documents include a Will that is valid in the state of Texas, a Statutory Durable Power of Attorney form, a Medical Power of Attorney, a Directive to Physicians and Family or Surrogates (Living Will), Declaration of Guardian, and possibly an Appointment of Agent to Control Disposition of Remains. Estate planning may also include establishing a living trust for yourself or trusts for your children, planning for a disabled child or planning to manage estate taxes. The estate planning attorneys at de la Riva and Associates are skilled at listening to your needs and helping you choose the best documents to help protect your assets in your lifetime and ensure your wishes are carried out. Contact a San Antonio estate lawyer today and get the assistance you need for planning your estate.