Houston Living Trusts Lawyer

Living Trusts

Hayes & Wilson, PLLC helps individuals and families in greater Houston and Southeast Texas get the peace of mind that comes with knowing their future, and the future of their families, is financially secure. One way we do this is by helping them establish living trusts.

Living trusts can be effective tools to help couples and families enjoy their assets now while helping their loved ones avoid probate and unnecessary estate taxes.

The Benefits of Living Trusts

We understand that planning for the future can feel overwhelming. Hayes & Wilson, PLLC is a full-service estate planning and probate law firm that provides practical legal services with knowledge and compassion.

Our attorneys and staff are sensitive to your concerns. We will take the time to listen, help you establish clear goals, and answer all of your questions about the purpose and benefits of living trusts.

When you create a living trust, you transfer ownership of designated assets, such as real estate, investments or cash, to the trust. You are the beneficiary during your lifetime. Upon your death, your spouse or other designated people or organizations become the beneficiaries of the trust.

A living trust can give you peace of mind knowing your assets will be seamlessly distributed to your heirs after you pass away. Other benefits include:

  • You can continue to use and benefit from your assets
  • Trusts are not subject to probate and therefore protect your family's privacy
  • In some circumstances, living trust administration may be faster and less expensive than probate
  • Trusts can be an easy to way to manage multiple assets, including out-of-state properties
  • Property can be added to or transferred out of the trust

Just as with any estate plan, an advance healthcare directive can be included with your living trusts to protect you in case of incapacity. We create a pour-over will at the same time your trust is created to transfer any non-trust property into the living trust upon your death.

We meet with you to review your estate and discuss your objectives for the management and use of your assets during and after your lifetime. We will discuss the role of trustees and who may be best suited to serve currently and in the future. Once the living trust is drafted, we carefully review every detail with you before anything is finalized. We assist you with all transfers of assets to the trust.

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At Hayes & Wilson, PLLC, we offer a initial consultation and fixed fees for most services. Contact us today and discover how we are different.