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Comal County Estate Planning Lawyer

Comal County estate litigation lawyer

Comal County Probate Litigation Attorney for Contested Estates

There are multiple types of legal issues that will need to be settled after a person's death. To make sure family members and other loved ones will be able to manage a person's final affairs, it is important to create an estate plan. Multiple types of tools can be used to make decisions about the distribution of a person's assets to their heirs, and an estate plan can also make sure a person will be able to provide for themselves throughout the rest of their life. An experienced estate planning attorney can help families address these issues while also providing representation to ensure that a person's instructions are carried out correctly.

Geoff Mayfield, Attorney at Law helps family members address estate planning issues, and he provides representation to estate administrators following a person's death. He has more than 15 years of legal experience, and he believes in providing personalized legal help to ensure that families can address their legal issues efficiently and effectively. He can advise you on the steps to follow when creating a comprehensive estate plan, and he can also help address and resolve any issues related to contested estates.

Creating an Estate Plan in Comal County

A comprehensive estate plan may address a variety of issues that will affect a person and their family during their lifetime and after their death. Geoff can help families understand their options for using estate planning tools such as:

  • Wills - A person's last will and testament will detail their instructions for how to address their final affairs after their death. A will may address the distribution of a person's assets to their heirs, guardianship of minor children, and the disposition of a person's remains.
  • Trusts - Assets held in a trust will be managed by a trustee and distributed to beneficiaries according to specific instructions. Multiple types of trusts may be used for different purposes. Revocable living trusts can provide for a person's needs during their lifetime and distribute their remaining assets to their heirs after their death, and special needs trusts can provide financial assistance for disabled loved ones while ensuring that they will be able to receive public benefits.
  • Powers of attorney - These legal agreements can ensure that a person's wishes will be followed by naming someone who will have the authority to make decisions on their behalf regarding medical or financial issues.
  • Living wills and advance medical directives - A person can make sure they will receive the proper medical care as they get closer to the end of their life by creating documents that detail the types of treatments they do or do not want to receive.

Comal County Estate Administration and Probate Litigation

After a person dies, the executor named in their will is required to complete the probate process. After being named as the administrator of the estate in probate court, the executor will take a complete inventory of the person's assets, notify creditors or other interested parties, pay debts and taxes, and follow the person's instructions for distributing their assets to their heirs. Geoff can provide representation during the estate administration process, ensuring that an executor or trustee meets all of their legal requirements. He can also assist with matters involving contested estates, including providing representation for fiduciaries or beneficiaries during probate litigation.

Contact Our Comal County Estate Administration Attorney

By creating a comprehensive estate plan, you can address your family's current and future needs, and you can help avoid uncertainty about how certain matters will be handled after a person's death. Attorney Geoff Mayfield can advise you of your options during the estate planning process, and he can also help you understand the best ways to resolve disputes over a person's wishes. Contact our office at 210-535-0870 to arrange your complimentary consultation. Geoff provides legal help and representation to clients in New Braunfels and throughout Comal County.

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