Emma Haw resides in Florida, so wills that she drafts are drafted virtually. The representation starts by you filling out a questionnaire about your wishes. Emma will then meet with you via telephone conference to go over your wishes. She drafts the documents for your review, and is there to answer any questions you may have. She will provide detailed instructions on how to do a will signing ceremony. If you choose you may have a will signing ceremony in Katy with Emma available by phone for an additional $250 fee. Allison Waldman resides in Friendswood, and she offers wills and trusts consultations in Friendswood at no charge.

If parents knew children would stop speaking due to the stuff they left behind, they would probably burn every last bit of it to the ground … or prepare an estate plan to eliminate disputes.

estate-planning-imageChildren really do stop talking due to disputes over their parents’ possessions.  It’s unacceptable, and the best way you can stop it is by having a properly drafted  estate plan in place.

What is the most precious gift you can leave your children?  A will!

It’s amazing how many siblings and other relatives fight over the stuff that’s left behind.  Sometimes, it can be a precious family heirloom (maybe even without value) that can trigger the battle.  But often it’s just stuff.

Whatever might cause a rift between your relatives, there is one very easy and simple way to stop it from ever happening and that is to draft a will.  In your will, you tell your relatives who gets what and who gets to decide if there is a dispute. If you have concerns that rise to the need of incorporating a trust into your estate plan, you have the power to combine a will and trusts.

Also, a will simplifies taking care of your estate upon your death.  In other words, it will be a lot less expensive and cumbersome for your relatives if you leave a proper will behind.

I have no idea who to leave what, so I just keep avoiding the process altogether.

Nobody said you had to decide who gets what.  You just tell your beneficiaries how it will be decided.  Maybe your Executor will decide.  Maybe you can use a lottery system.  Maybe all your kids can each pick one item at a time.  The possibilities are endless, and with a properly drafted estate plan, you can pick a fair method for your belongings to be divided.

I can go online and draft my own estate plan cheaper.  Why should I pay more for your flat rate estate plan?

The online estate planning programs are generally not tailored to an individual client’s needs and include a disclaimer that they are not providing you any legal advice.  Also, they sometimes lack the specificity that you find in an estate plan drafted by a Texas attorney.  Therefore, although you save money on the drafting of the estate plan, it ends up costing your estate and heirs more money to go through probate.

The Haw Law Firm, PLLC  publishes the wills and trusts flat fee attorney rates so you know the cost of a will and trust in Katy, Texas for estate plans that are not tax planned and are found below.

What documents are included in an estate plan with the Haw Law Firm?

The flat rate estate plans from The Haw Law Firm offer the following documents:

  • Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Directive to Physicians (if desired)
  • HIPAA Release

Also, if you have children, we include the following two documents in addition to the ones listed above in our flat rate estate plan:

  • Designation of Health Care Agent for Children
  • Declaration of Guardian for Children

The flat fee also includes the initial consultation with licensed, Texas attorney to determine the best way to plan your estate and trust documents. This consultation is generally in person, but it may also be done via the telephone if necessary.

The flat fee further includes a signing ceremony where The Haw Law Firm, PLLC will provide a location, two witnesses and a notary for the signing of the documents, so long as a schedule can be arranged that is suitable to all parties.

How much does it cost?

Simple Flat Fee Estate Plan Package (no tax planning)
Individual, no trust language in will $400
Individual, with trust language in will $600
Married couple, no trust language in will $850 for the couple
Married couple, with trust language in will $1,100 for the couple
Complex Estate Plan (with tax planning)
A flat fee rate can be provided after a free consultation with detailed analysis of assets and estate planning needs