Estate Planning Attorneys in Houston
HELPING YOU CREATE A ROCK SOLID PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
While no one likes to think about the possibility of future incapacitation or death, it is important that you have a comprehensive plan in place in the event that either occurs. A sound estate plan not only ensures that your assets and properties are secure, but it also protects your family and loved ones. Your estate plan can also outline how you would like to be cared for in the event that you are unable to care for yourself.
While estate planning can seem daunting, the process does not have to be overwhelming. At Stepp & Sullivan, P.C., we assist members of the community from all walks of life with all aspects of estate planning. Whether you are interested in drafting a Will, establishing a trust, or creating a healthcare directive before a major surgery, our estate planning attorneys can help.
Get in touch with our team today at (713) 336-7200 or contact us online to request your initial consultation with a member of our team.
Our Estate Planning Services
There are many different aspects of an estate plan. Your plan should be tailored to you and your unique situation. Here at Stepp & Sullivan, P.C., we offer custom estate planning assistance that takes your circumstances, needs, and goals into account.
Our lawyers can assist you with the following and more:
- Wills, including Simple, tax-planned, pour-over, and Codicils
- Inter vivos trusts
- Testamentary trusts
- Supplemental needs trusts
- Guardianship for disabled minors about to turn 18 years old
- Guardianship for elders
- Powers of attorney, both simple and complex
- Business succession planning
- Reviewing “pre-need” contractual arrangements for the funeral process with the death care industry
- Advising on retirement community contractual arrangements
- Assisting charities in the probate process with charitable bequests left to them
- Converting probate assets into non-probate assets
- Confirming beneficiary designations are in place for retirement accounts and other institutional accounts
Put 60+ Years of Combined Experience to Work for You
We also offer a broad range of elder law services for seniors who wish to create or modify their estate plans, as well as legal assistance for individuals navigating the probate process. With over 60 years of combined experience, our estate planning lawyers understand the various complexities of estate planning in Texas.
We can help you weigh all of your options and determine the best solutions for your situation. Our firm has assisted single entrepreneurial clients with significant assets, owners of small family-owned businesses bring the next generation into the business, seniors, parents, and many others with their particular estate planning needs; find out how we can help you today.
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If you need to create an estate plan or wish to make changes to your existing plan, we invite you to reach out to our firm for a consultation. Our estate planning attorneys can meet with you to discuss your situation and help you find a proper solution. We look for innovative and creative strategies that are customized to each individual client.
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Why Stepp & Sullivan
Over 60 years of combined legal experience.
Full service law firm to help our clients in a variety of areas.
Providing solutions that are tailored to meet each client's needs.
Client focused approach, clients are always updated on their case.
Protect What Matters Most!
Call (713) 336-7200 to speak with an attorney and learn about your options.