Houston Trusts Lawyers

Careful legacy planning to reduce the tax burden for you and your heirs

Giving a lump-sum inheritance can often be the most expensive way to pass on wealth. To cut down on possible future expenses, the Houston trusts lawyers at Pro Tax Counsel can create a trust — a legal entity that holds and distributes your assets. A trust lessens the tax burden on your estate and your beneficiaries. A trust administrator manages those assets and uses the funds only for purposes you’ve selected, so financially unsophisticated heirs are protected.

Living trust: control your assets and avoid probate

With a living trust, you can maintain control over your assets during your life, then pass them on to your heirs. Unlike a will, a trust doesn’t go through probate. This means your heirs get their inheritance more quickly. A living trust takes more time to construct than a will and requires regular maintenance, but the advantages often outweigh the inconveniences. Pro Tax Counsel can help you decide if a living trust is right for you.

Safeguarding vulnerable loved ones

A special needs trust provides financial support for your loved ones who can’t care for themselves because of mental or physical limitations. Our Houston estate planning lawyers can structure a trust so it doesn’t render your heirs ineligible for government benefits such as Social Security Disability or Medicaid.

QTIP trust: providing for surviving spouse and children

Traditional inheritance laws don’t adequately address divorce, remarriage and the blending of families that are prevalent today. A Qualified Terminable Interest Property (QTIP) trust is often desirable for someone whose spouse is not the parent of his or her children. With a QTIP trust, you can provide trust benefits for your surviving spouse without the property ever becoming theirs. Your spouse will benefit from your trust assets while they are alive, then your property will be distributed according to your plan once your spouse passes on.

Find out how a trust can assist your tax and estate planning

Pro Tax Counsel drafts many other trusts to minimize your tax burden and maximize the benefits of your estate plan. To schedule a free initial consultation with Pro Tax Counsel contact us now 1-844-452-41-65. Our practice serves Houston and the Energy Corridor, including Ft. Bend County, Harris County and Montgomery County, Texas.

Houston Wills Lawyers

Reliable legal services ensure your wishes are honored

In our practice at Pro Tax Counsel, we encounter individuals who’ve recently lost a loved one who died without a will – that is, intestate. Their grief is compounded by anxiety over the uncertain disposition of their loved one’s estate. Almost all of these clients firmly resolve to work with us to plan their own estates, clearly wishing that their loved ones do not get put in the same situation.

Don’t delay in putting your estate in order. Our Houston wills lawyers can draft a thorough will package for you to account for all your concerns.

Putting affairs in order is prudent thing to do

We know it can be difficult to contemplate. But think of your will as an opportunity to express to your relatives and friends how much they’ve meant to you. Pro Tax Counsel drafts clear and straightforward wills to ensure that your loved ones will not face months of uncertainty and that your estate will not be eaten away by court costs and legal fees. With patient, compassionate counsel, we guide you through the process. Once it is complete, our clients are truly grateful to have eliminated a major worry from their lives.

Safeguards for emergencies and incapacity

One of the greatest fears of clients is suffering an injury or illness that leaves them incapacitated and unable to make decisions about medical care or self-maintenance. Pro Tax Counsel can alleviate that fear. With precise legal instruments, such as living wills, durable power of attorneys or medical power of attorneys, we can eliminate the uncertainty and help you define your wishes under certain circumstances or decide who is authorized to make decisions on your behalf.

A clear and concise will benefits you and your loved ones. To schedule a free initial consultation with the Houston wills lawyers at Pro Tax Counsel contact us 1-844-452-41-65.