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Everything You Need to Know About Will Preparation in Arlington, Texas

Posted by John A. Hixson | Sep 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

A will, also known as a last will and testament, helps to protect both your family and your property. A will can be used to:

  • Name an executor, the person who is responsible for carrying out your wishes
  • Name a trusted person to manage property that you leave to minor children
  • Name a personal guardian to care for your minor children
  • Leave property to people/organizations

Will preparation by a professional wills & probate Texas attorney helps to ensure that you and your family are prepared for the worst. It is one of the most selfless decisions you can make for your family as they are given time to grieve when it is needed and not to resolve your loose ends.

What happens if I die without will preparation in Texas?

In the state of Texas, if you die without a will, your property is distributed according to state intestacy laws. This means your belongings go to your closest relatives starting with your spouse or children (if applicable). If you have neither, then your grandchildren or parents get your property. The list continues until the court is able to find living relatives to give your things to.

A professional wills preparation lawyer will work with you to prepare your will perfectly. They will ensure that everything is thought of when it's most important. You will be protected when you need it most. Professional will preparation is more than just paperwork, it is years of experience analyzing situations to advise you on the best way to accomplish your wishes.

If you or a loved one need help with will preparation from a professional attorney in Texas, call 817-261-5000 today.

About the Author

John A. Hixson

John Hixson practiced as corporate counsel for five years in the construction and real estate industries before starting the Hixson Law Firm. Since 1988, he has practiced as a sole proprietor in Arlington, Texas, focusing his practice on civil law matters.


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