Reliable Houston-based attorneys protect your assets and secure your legacy
The Pro Tax Councel provides dependable estate planning services to our Texas clients. We have the foresight to help clients preserve their wealth and pass it on to their loved ones.
We prefer to be proactive through sound planning to avoid unnecessary complications and expenses, rather than struggle to salvage assets that might easily be lost. We are ready and able to assist new clients and to explain the process to those who might be unfamiliar to estate planning. Our attorneys provide the best way to structure your assets in a highly personalized way that is tailored to your needs.
Ensure the best for your family
Effective estate plans usually involve more than just wills. The estate planning lawyers at Pro Tax Councel understand each client’s unique personal and financial circumstances. We create a customized plan that includes the appropriate tools to protect you and your family, including the following:
- Trusts. Wills identify the intended recipients for your assets, however, wills go through a probate process, which can potentially remove assets before they go to your heirs. You may be able to reduce this effect by putting some or all of your assets into a trust. Although you retain control of your assets, the trust essentially becomes the legal owner of your assets, which removes them from probate concerns. There are many benefits to setting up trusts, but they require regular maintenance. Your estate planning lawyer at Pro Tax Councel can help you decide if this option makes sense for you.
- Powers of attorney. It is important to identify someone you trust to handle your financial and medical matters in the event you become incapacitated. Powers of attorney give limited responsibilities to certain individuals, but they can also designate the people who can make important decisions on your behalf. We educate you on the differences between a durable, general and special power of attorney so you can assign responsibilities appropriately.
- Health care directives. While a “living will” expresses your choices on life-sustaining treatment in the event of a terminal condition, you also need a medical power of attorney to designate a person you trust to make decisions regarding treatment in the event that illness or injury prevents you from making these decisions for yourself.
An estate plan requires an accurate accounting of your assets, a review of the people whom you want to protect, and the individuals you trust to handle your affairs. We guide you through every step to make this complex process clear, efficient and easy to understand and maintain.
Reducing your tax burden through estate planning
Our law firm has a depth of experience in the field of taxation, and can minimize the taxes your heirs will pay. We can utilize legal instruments, such as irrevocable life insurance trusts, and match plans to meet your needs to ensure that your beneficiaries receive the inheritance to which they are entitled.
Many of our clients find themselves caring for their aging parents and their growing children. This double duty makes planning that much more important. Pro Tax Councel empowers you to care for your dependents with instruments such as a living will, durable power of attorney and medical power of attorney.
Contact a reliable Houston estate planning law firm
Take the first steps toward securing your legacy. Contact Pro Tax Councel to schedule a free consultation at our Houston, Texas, office. Our estate planning lawyers offer strategic estate planning to preserve your assets and protect your loved ones. Se habla español. Our practice serves Harris County and all neighboring counties.