Everyone should do some basic estate planning—that is, planning to make sure that your wishes are followed after your death, your family is spared unnecessary expense and delay, and someone you trust will be in charge if you ever become unable to manage things on your own.
All adults in Texas should consider making the following estate planning documents:
Texas residents may also want to consider taking measures to avoid probate. Although Texas probate is simple compared to that of many other states, many people prefer to avoid probate court proceedings altogether, saving their families money and hassle. But to avoid probate, you’ll need do some planning ahead of time. Probate can be easily avoided with a living trust or other methods.
The articles below cover the basics of Texas estate planning issues.