Trusted McAllen, Texas Estate Planning Lawyer
While none of us ever wants to plan for our death, it is imperative that we do so while we are able to make decisions on our own. This is particularly important for business owners and those who have significant estates. However, anyone who has a family member who needs future assistance by a caretaker, or has assets they wish to have distributed to specific people or charities, would benefit significantly by having the right plan in place. Ramón Law Firm can help with:
Planning your estate involves far more than preparation of a will or trust document. There are other issues that must be considered including your end of life care. Many of my clients today are asking about health care directives to ensure they have control over the level of care they receive once they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. In addition to health care directives, it may be necessary to have a financial power of attorney in order to ensure someone can handle your finances when you are incapacitated and no longer able to take care of your own financial matters.
International Estate Planning
Today our families can be spread all over the globe and our business interests may be worldwide. Business owners who have U.S. assets as well as assets abroad may need special estate planning tools to ensure their assets are properly distributed and to minimize the taxes survivors will have to pay. Additionally, if you have heirs who are living overseas, additional allowances may have to be made to ensure that if taxes are payable, heirs will not have to pay taxes both in the U.S. and in their country of residence. At Ramón Law Firm, we understand estates with foreign assets or overseas heirs require special planning and we can help you make the best decisions to avoid taxation.
If you have a family member with special needs who may need additional care after your death, it is imperative to work with an attorney who understands guardianship law in Texas. We can help ensure your loved ones are cared for by someone who understands their unique needs by helping you appoint a guardian who can take care of their financial and emotional needs when you are no longer able to.
Estate planning is always important and while the process may seem daunting, at Ramón Law Firm, we are committed to making the process as simple as possible. Whether you have a simple estate or a complicated estate, call Ramón Law Firm at (956) 627-3070 and let us help you make the plans necessary for your family’s future.