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Do you want to control the distribution of your Estate, or do you want the State of Texas to control the distribution of your assets?

Estate planning is for everyone, from the most modest of families to the wealthiest. The fact of the matter is that anyone can benefit from a proper estate plan. Because there is no telling what tomorrow may bring, now is the best possible time to update or create your estate plan, and with our skilled estate planning team, you can create a plan you can bet your future on.

At Sullivan, Klocke, Evans & Goenawein, P.C., we have 74 years of combined experience helping clients through all areas of estate planning. We are proud to help clients in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant counties and throughout Texas with their wills, trusts and other estate planning needs.

What Estate Planning Can Do For You

Estate planning is a crucial process that safeguards your family’s future, particularly for those with children or who own a business, by ensuring assets are distributed as intended and managing inheritance taxes. By taking stock of assets and liabilities, establishing a contingency plan, making provisions for dependents, protecting assets, recording your final wishes, and designating responsible parties, estate planning offers peace of mind that your loved ones are cared for and your estate – including your business interests – are handled according to your desires. A lawyer is instrumental in guiding you through this process to secure your family’s well-being after your passing.

Our estate planning attorneys take the time to listen to what your goals are and will tailor a personalized strategy that incorporates estate planning elements, including:

  • SLATs (Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts)
  • Designation of Health Care Surrogate
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Generation-Skipping Trusts
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Gifting Strategies
  • Asset Protection Strategies
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Insurance Planning (ILITS)

In essence, estate planning is the strategic preparation to protect your family, assets and business matters, facilitated by legal guidance. When we help our clients create or update an estate plan, we work to ensure we are creating a new plan that leaves as little opportunity for contestation as possible while still upholding their wishes. This way, your estate plan will be something that your loved ones can turn to when you cannot advocate for yourself.

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Start Your Planning Today

If you need to update an old estate plan or create a new one, let our experienced team of lawyers here in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area help you. Call our office at 972-854-7553 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.