Writing a will may seem like a daunting task, but it’s one of the most important decisions you can make as an adult. By writing a Last Will and Testament you can ensure that your assets are protected and given to the person or persons of your choosing, as opposed to letting the government decide how to divvy up your property, money, children, and other valuables.

In the event of your demise, and considering the emotional challenges normally experienced by family members thereafter, a will is best way to avoid complications. The last thing you’ll want is for your family to be subject to the decisions of an unknown probate court judge, as it relates to your property.

Attorney Tonya D. Jones, a smart and knowledgeable Houston probate lawyer, will work with you to create a will that meets your family’s needs that’s also tailored to your situation. To contact us at Jones Law, PLLC, or to talk with Attorney Tonya D. Jones about estate planning, call us today at 832-230-4210.

Wills Explained

A will gives you say over your property and children after you’ve moved on. Leaving a Last Will & Testament is the best way to avoid familial contention over your property and assets when you’re gone. Wills can also be used to inform the probate court of the person(s) you would prefer to care for your minor children in the event of your untimely death.

Instructing The Houston Probate Court

In order to ensure that your will is valid, there are a few requirements. For starters, you’ll need to be of legal age, married, or a service member. The probate court also needs assurance that you weren’t coerced into drafting the will, and that you were of sound mind during the drafting of the will. A will should also demonstrate your intent to pass on your assets at the time of your death.

If you don’t leave a will, the probate court will have full say over the distribution of your property and guardianship of any minor children after your death. You may also dictate the handling of your social media accounts, web properties, and your pets by drafting an effective will.

Ready to Draft An Effective Will?

Call Attorney Tonya Jones, Houston Probate Lawyer

You have the option of drafting your will on your own, but to ensure that it’s lawfully valid and enforced it’s best to have it handled by a professional wills and probate lawyer. Whether you need your existing will modified, or if you need help drafting your will effectively, Jones Law, PLLC can help you with all of your estate planning needs.

Having Attorney Tonya D. Jones or another experienced will and probate lawyer to assist you with drafting your will is best way to ensure that it’s not in contention with the law and that your final wishes will be honored. To contact us, call our office at 832-230-4210 to schedule a meeting with our legal team.

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