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HOUSTON ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY
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HOUSTON ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY

Estate planning can be uncomfortable since it necessitates facing your own mortality. Working with a compassionate, honest, well-informed estate planning attorney can make the task go smoothly and address all of your concerns about your future and the future of your loved ones. If you are looking to protect your accumulated assets while preparing for contingencies, Hegwood Law Group is the estate planning law firm to contact.

We have convenient offices throughout the Houston area. Our clients are successful individuals who have reached an age when they realize it’s necessary to take action in order to protect their families, plan for their retirement and prepare for possible incapacity in the future. We realize that you may be overwhelmed by the prospect and the decisions involved in the estate planning process, but rest assured — we have helped hundreds of people meet their goals efficiently and effectively and will help you do the same.

  • Drafting of wills
  • Creation of advance health care directives
  • Developing and implementing asset protection strategies
  • Creating special needs trusts
  • Business succession planning
  • Long-term care planning
  • Probate
Our Services

Practice Areas

Unlike many other practices, Hegwood Law Group focuses only on estate planning and related issues, so not only are our skills in this area finely tuned, but our attorneys have fulsome experience in this aspect of the law. We are acutely aware that we are working with you to construct documents and make crucial decisions that will affect you and your family for a long time, so we treat you as we would like to be treated — with respect and personal concern. In fact, many of our clients become our friends.

You can count on us to make sure every “t” is crossed and every “i” is dotted in any document we prepare. Also, we regularly review your documents to make sure they are current and available for immediate use. Knowing the stress that can result from an unknown financial obligation, we most often work on a flat fee basis.

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Here For You and Your Family

Usually, the best way to avoid probate is to transfer your assets to your beneficiaries by establishing a revocable living trust. Once you put your assets into a living trust, they are managed by your appointed trustee and are not liable to probate or to estate tax. You should remember, however, that according to the recent revisions to the tax code, only those with assets over $11.2 million are subject to inheritance tax.

A living trust also has the advantage of protecting your privacy since, unlike a will, the trust is not a matter of public record. In your living trust you name a trustee and a surrogate trustee in case the first-named individual dies or becomes unable to perform the necessary duties. At the time of your death, the trust becomes irrevocable and the trustee in charge (now known as a successor trustee) will transfer your assets to your beneficiaries. As the name implies, a revocable trust has the advantage of being able to be changed at any time.

While most people do not opt for irrevocable trusts because of their permanence, such trusts do have tax advantages for those with extremely high-value assets. Irrevocable trusts will also do a good job of protecting your assets from creditors.

Options for Protecting

Your Assets in Houston, TX

It hasn’t been easy to get where you are; you’ve earned your assets, now be sure to protect them. Asset protection planning is something that almost everyone can benefit from, but if you are a business owner, medical practitioner, or otherwise hold a position that exposes you to personal liability, then it’s particularly critical that you start the process of asset protection planning as soon as possible. Whether you need the peace of mind that comes with knowing your personal assets are protected from business disputes and lawsuits, assurance that an impending divorce will not leave you with next to nothing, or confidence in knowing that the equity in your home would be protected should you have to declare bankruptcy, the only place to start is in the office of a highly qualified asset protection attorney who truly cares about you and the life you’ve built in Houston, TX.

Other Aspects of

Estate Planning in Houston

Once you commit to working with our highly qualified, compassionate attorneys at the Hegwood Law Group, you will be pleased to find that we are comprehensive as well as attentive to detail. We are fully capable of helping you to deal with any and all of the following matters:

  • Elder law
  • Medicaid preparation
  • Special needs trusts
  • Spendthrift trusts
  • Pet trusts
  • Gun trusts
  • Asset protection
  • Long-term care

No matter what your estate planning needs are, the attorneys at Hegwood Law Group are eager to meet them. You will find us accessible, frank, and responsive. Why not call us or fill out one of the contact forms on our website today? You’ll be glad you did.

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The Importance of

Trusts in Estate Planning

You can reach us by phone or by filling out one of the contact forms on our website. You will find us to be well-informed, respectful, and responsive. At Hegwood Law Group, we believe in providing our clients the absolute best legal representation combined with compassionate advocacy and honest advice. Our ultimate objective is to ensure that the needs and goals of our clients are met both efficiently and effectively.

We provide comprehensive services in areas such as estate planning, elder law, asset protection, probate, and serving clients in Clear Lake, Sugar Land, Katy, Bay City, the Galleria, Pearland, and The Woodlands.

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Veterans are entitled to a number of benefits, some of which many veterans are unaware. If you suspect that you or a loved one is not receiving the benefits that are owed, look no further than Hegwood Law Group. The experienced attorneys at this firm can review your situation and let you know whether any of the following benefits apply:

  • Long-term care coverage and survivor benefits through Aid and Attendance
  • Death benefits including funeral and burial costs
  • Free tax preparation services
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  • Eligibility for high-value and low-premium life insurance policies
  • Assistance with mortgage arrears
Our Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

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My husband and I came in to do our estate planning documents as well as guardianship for our minor children. They could not have been more informative and just as protective of our assets for our children as we are! I highly recommend this Law firm!
- Milli
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I was on the phone with attorney Hegwood today and I was blown away! She really knows her stuff and she's very passionate about the work she does.
- Nicola R
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Hegwood Law Group has an amazing staff who seems to really care about their clients. They definitely go above and beyond.
- Taylor L
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Hegwood Law Group is by far the most attentive and professional group I have ever dealt with in my 76 years. The entire group with the firm got involved in helping me through my Estate Planning - to name a few I want to gratefully thank Meghna Patel, Taylor Alvarez, Susan Suniga, Kathleen Rhoads and the attorney that guided me thought this process - Kim Hegwood. It is with great pleasure I recommend this firm.
- Millie A
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Experts in assisting me to finalize my legal papers. Concerned with my situation and offered a workable solution. Love Hegwood Law Group
- Beverly S
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Hegwood is a wonderful, comprehensive estate planning group. They can help your family with planning needs ranging from young families to aging adults. I highly recommend Hegwood Law Group!
- Laura F
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I love having peace of mind with all my estate planning I've completed with Hegwood Law Group. The process was simple and will continue to use this firm to keep everything up to date.
- Eidam
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Extremely helpful and professional. They walked us through every step of our estate planning to make sure we were able to get done what we wanted. I highly recommend them.
- Scott B
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Kim and her team have very helpful. Everyone is very responsive to any questions I have had and the cases have been handled very efficiently. I would definitely use this firm again. Highly recommended.
- Kristy J
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They are professional and knowledgeable all while being personable with their clients. We're very pleased with the services we've been provided through Hegwood Law Group.
- Scruggs
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In my time of need and sadness the Hegwood team was understanding and professional. They were responsive and helpful through the entire estate process.
- Jimmy W
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Friendly competent staff. Very happy, I felt valued and came out with my new paperwork.
- Susan C

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