Estate Planning

Estate planning for your family in San Antonio must be handled by an attorney who holds estate planning in other areas of practice for their firm. Your family requires a will that will help with estate division after your death, and you must have a will that accounts for everyone in the family. This article explains how an estate planner will service your family as a whole.

#1: Estate Planning Starts With A Will

Estate planning helps you create a will that will help manage your estate after your death. You must have a will for yourself and your spouse, and you will discover that the will for you and spouse may be written with completely different language. The language you use in your will helps you distribute things you owned, and language in your spouse’s will may cover different items. Your lawyer will help you sign and witness each will, and your lawyer will hold copies of the will.

#2: Probate

Estate planners will send a will through probate after someone’s death, and your attorney must file all the paperwork on their own. The paperwork will result in a letter from the court that helps you complete business after someone’s death, or you lawyer may use that letter with a signed power of attorney. You must complete all this work with your attorney’s approval.

The estate planning completed by your attorney will help prevent confusion in the future. A lawyer will complete this work on your behalf, file the appropriate briefs and help you manage your estate.


Jean Brown, the founding attorney of Jean Brown Law Firm, is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas State Bar Association, and the San Antonio Family Lawyer’s Association. She is licensed to practice in the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Federal Districts of Texas, and is a licensed mediator in family law matters. She is also a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Delta Phi, attorneys’ honor societies.

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