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Experienced Austin Attorney Drafts Wills and Files For Probate

A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your will provides you with the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to somebody besides a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, friend or charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your beloved pet — decisions that might not reflect your desires.

Lawyer R. Alan Mason can draft a valid will that ensures your intentions are honored.

Changing your will

As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. I draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, numbers of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Don’t expect success if you handle objections yourself

Many beneficiaries hesitate to hire an attorney because they trust the probate court to do what is fair or wish to keep a family dispute within the family. However, there are things you should consider before attempting to handle a probate issue yourself. The court is not an investigative body. Just because you bring up an issue does not mean the judge is obligated to search for supporting evidence. You can present allegations, but without the strong basis an experienced lawyer can provide, your suspicions may receive little consideration. Moreover, a seasoned attorney who has been through probate negotiations before is likely produce a settlement that satisfies all parties and allows the proceedings to move forward at less cost to the estate.

Contact the thorough will and probate lawyer R. Alan Mason

For professional legal service throughout Austin, call the Law Office of R. Alan Mason, PC at 512.329.2711 or contact me online.

R. Alan Mason serves clients in Austin, Travis County and Williamson County, Texas.