Ph: (210) 614-6400
The Ariel House
8118 Datapoint Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Estate Planning & Probate Law
- Last Wills and Testaments
- Powers of Attorney (Medical and Statutory)
- Directives to Physicians (Living Wills)
- Designations of Guardianship
- Filing Wills for Probate and representing clients and estates in the Administration of Estates upon a loved one or family member's death.
In essence, the drafting of a client's Will and other Estate Planning documents prepares the client and the client's estate/family for matters which are not pleasant to think about but which are sometimes inevitable: medical/financial emergency, physical incapacity, and death. Unfortunately, when a person is not prepared for these eventualities, the financial and emotional cost that is left for your family can be quite high. In the event of your death, unless you have a valid Will in place, the laws of Texas determine who shall receive your assets, irrespective of your desires. In this regard, it is important that appropriate Estate Planning documents are in place well prior to being needed.
Probate Courts exist primarily to deal with "matters incident to death." Thus, when a friend or family member dies, if they owned property which is "titled," (i.e. house, land, or cars), it is likely that their estate must be admitted into probate so as to have their assets distributed in accordance with their desires and/or in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. Whether a family member or loved one dies "testate" (having left a valid Last Will and Testament in place) or "intestate" (having died with no Will) our firm shall treat each and every client with the dignity and respect which is deserved, all the while understanding that dealing with the death of a loved one can be quite taxing and emotional.